Perfect Martini

Perfect Martini Recipe
Perfect Martini Recipe

Perfect Martini Recipe

The Perfect Martini calls for equal parts of both sweet and dry vermouth. It's less boozy than the original and was featured in Harry Craddock's Savoy Cocktail Book.
3.90 from 39 votes


  • Combine the ingredients into your mixing glass
  • Stir with ice for 30-40 seconds
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon
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    Richard Herriott
    March 22, 2023 at 7:08 am

    I have tried this with the very cheapest supermarket gin and vermouth. I find it very pleasant – a good balance of sweetness and gin-ness. Something similar applies to the same 1:1 combination of dry and red vermouth with whiskey. There is a lot of hype about the dry martini. Before experimening with that cul-de-sac I recommend you try gin plus red vermouth or gin plus Dubonnet to see what the dry martini is derived from. I am not sure why the dry martini gained the reputation it has. I´ve only had a few that were enjoyable and they tended to be made with expensive gin and costly vermouth. In comparison the cheap perfect and classic martini work at any price point.

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