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Perfect Martini Recipe


Perfect Martini Cocktail

Perfect Martini

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

"Perfect" is a word used in cocktail terms as using equal parts of both sweet and dry vermouth. This is the perfect version of the classic Gin Martini, though you can have a Perfect Manhattan and other "perfect" cocktails go by other names such Affinity and Coronation. All of these are at least classically-styled cocktails, if they are not true classics and, while they are different, they all celebrate vermouth.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • Green olives or lemon twist for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with the olive or lemon twist.

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