VODKA Martini Checklist & Tips
Ahhhhhhhh a classic vodka martini, yummmm!
Go to the store & buy the below:
- 2 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- Ice cubes
- Lemon twist or olives for garnish
You can reference the above items as a checklist, so its smooth sailing.
The Equipment You’ll Need
- Mixing glass or cocktail shaker
- Bar spoon or long-handled spoon
- Martini glass
- Cocktail strainer
Another checklist for you ?
A Step-by-Step for YOUR Vodka Martini
Chill the Martini Glass
Place the martini glass in the freezer for a few minutes to chill it.
A chilled glass helps keep the cocktail cold.
Fill a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with ice cubes. This will be used to chill and mix the ingredients.
Add Vodka and Vermouth
Pour 2 1/2 ounces of vodka and 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth into the mixing glass or cocktail shaker.
Stir or Shake
Using a bar spoon or long-handled spoon, gently stir the mixture in the mixing glass for about 30 seconds. If you prefer a more diluted and colder martini, you can shake the mixture vigorously in a cocktail shaker for about 10-15 seconds.
However, shaking may create a slightly different texture and appearance.
Strain into a Martini Glass
Place the cocktail strainer over the mixing glass or cocktail shaker and pour the mixture into the chilled martini glass. The strainer will catch any ice cubes or small impurities, giving you a smooth martini.
You can garnish your vodka martini with a lemon twist or olives. For a lemon twist, use a vegetable peeler or a knife to remove a small strip of lemon peel.
Twist it over the glass to release the essential oils and then drop it into the drink. For olives, simply place one or two on a cocktail pick and place it in the glass.