1. Food

50-50 Gin Martini Recipe


Martini Cocktail with Olives


Photo Credit: © Colleen Graham licensed to About.com

The 50-50 Martini is, quite simply, a change in the ingredient ratio from a classic Gin Martini. If you like vermouth, you will like this one. It uses  an equal amount of gin and dry vermouth and is a nice change of pace from the 4:1 or 8:1 Martinis, and a far cry from the more modern custom of using virtually no vermouth.

Use the best gin and vermouth you can get for this cocktail and add a dash of bitters for a little extra spark.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an olive.

Would you like to receive cocktail tips and recipes every week? Sign up for the free cocktail newsletter and recipe of the week here and get the latest edition sent directly to your email.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.