dry martini vodka recipe
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Dry Martini Vodka – My recipe

Looking for dry martini vodka recipe?

Ok, so I offered you my father’s recipe for a dirty dry martini – stirred.

Now, here is my dry martini vodka recipe.

It’s obviously inspired by my dad’s recipe, but it differs because I frankly prefer vodka to gin.

A few years ago, I went to a blind vodka tasting held by the people of Ketel One that taught me many things.

For example, I prefer vodkas with minimal aftertaste.

Also, some of the more expensive vodkas don’t inspire me much.

I love Stolichnaya. That’s it. This Latvian vodka doesn’t cost much, but it has the purest taste, in my opinion.

Russian Standard is also excellent, but it is Russian, so let’s move on.

Of course, some luxury vodkas are very good. PUR vodka – made in Canada – Grey Goose – French, 10x too expensive, but very good – and Belvedere, from Poland, are all nice in this cocktail.

dry martini vodka recipe

Dry Martini Vodka – my recipe

Continents & Condiments
Dry martini vodka recipe: Try it and leave your comments!
5 from 1 vote
Resting 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 578 kcal


  • A martini glass
  • Japanese style mixing glass (or other glass container of at least 500 ml capacity)
  • Bar Spoon
  • Pestle
  • Fine strainer


  • One jar of giant green olives pits included
  • 180 ml Stolichnaya vodka – or your favorite vodka
  • 30 ml Noilly Prat extra dry vermouth – or your favorite extra dry vermouth


Mise en place

  • Place all ingredients and equipment on work surface.
  • Fill martini cup with ice and water.


  • Place two olives in the mixing glass.
  • Then, gently crush them with the pestle. Crush the first one, then as soon as you feel the pit at the end of your pestle, move on to the second.
  • Fill the mixing glass three-quarters full of ice cubes.
  • Pour the vodka and vermouth into the mixing glass.
  • Shake with a bar spoon for about 10 seconds.
  • Then let stand for about 7 minutes. The idea is to let the ice melt and dilute the mixture.
  • Discard the water and ice from the martini cup.
  • Pour from the mixing glass, through the strainer and into the martini cup very slowly.


  • The amount of liquid should almost fill the martini cup.
  • Prick two olives on a cocktail stick and balance them on the glass.
  • (Optional) If the weather is warm, you can add a small ice cube to the cocktail.


If there is more than one glass to fill, use a larger glass container and multiply the recipe quantities.
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