Drink of the Week: The Original Dry Martini

February 6, 2012 1 Comment by Nicole

I’m a classic kinda girl. I practically live at J Crew.  I refuse to cut my hair short. I can’t manage to trade my flats in for heels. You get the picture. So why would I pass up the chance to share a really great recipe for a classic martini? There is absolutely nothing wrong with using a classic drink as your signature cocktail! In fact, many of your guests will praise you for serving a no fuss drink. Don’t forget to dress up the name :) I’m thinking “The 007 Martini” for all your James Bond fans out there. Just remember, it’s shaken, not stirred!

Photo Credit: Saveur

The Original Dry Martini


  • 1 1⁄2 oz. London dry or Plymouth gin
1 1⁄2 oz. French white dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters (preferably Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6)
  • Strip of orange peel
In a large glass, combine gin, vermouth, bitters, and 2 cups ice. Stir for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a strip of orange peel over the top and drop it in.
Yields 1 Drink
Credit: Saveur 
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One Comment

  1. Truman Alambar
    5 years ago

    So Cate Blanchett, according to Harpers Bazaar magazine, wants to be a Bond villain? Good luck to her I say :-)


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