How to make a Gin Martini

How to make a Gin Martini
The king of cocktails
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The birthplace of this classic is credited to the Knickerbocker Hotel, NYC. This is one of the most important classic cocktails, and it is the first cocktail that many people make.

Gin Martini Recipe


  • 2 1/5 ounces gin

  • 1/2 ounces dry white vermouth

  • 2 dashes orange bitters or to taste

  • 1 twist lemon peel (or olive), as garnish


  1. Stir ingredients in mixing glass

  2. Strain stright up into martini cocktail glass

  3. Garnish with twist or olive