Classic Gin Martini Recipe

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For those who love to entertain, having a delicious cocktail recipe is a must. A perfect primer to an elegant dinner or a charming complement to a late morning brunch, cocktails can connect your guests and leave them feeling refined and relaxed. But as the host, you have so much more to worry about than welcome drinks. Here, four locals share their big-batch recipes that can save on time without sacrificing flavor.

 

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Jim Vaughn’s

Classic Gin Martini

 

Jim Vaughn holding a martini

 

“My philosophy is that life should be simple, and I think cocktails should be too. For that reason, I tend to gravitate toward classic cocktails such as a martini, Manhattan, or old fashioned. Many people don’t think about making these drinks in big batches, but it takes an already simple cocktail and makes it even easier. They are delicious and do the trick but remember: One martini is just right, two is too many, and three is never enough.” – Jim Vaughn 

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Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 20 oz. Hendrick’s gin
  • 5 oz. dry vermouth

Directions

Working in batches, add both ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 1 minute to combine. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher. Serve beverage in frosted martini or rocks glasses, and garnish with olives or a lemon twist.

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Classic Gin Martini

Classic Gin Martini

Jim Vaughn
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 drinks

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Pitcher
  • Frosted martini or rocks glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 20 oz. Hendrick's gin
  • 5 oz. dry vermouth

For garnish:

  • Olives or lemon twists

Instructions
 

  • Working in batches, add both ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 1 minute to combine.
  • Combine all ingredients in a pitcher.
  • Serve beverage in frosted martini or rocks glasses, and garnish with olives or a lemon twist.
Keyword Big Batch Drink, Cocktail, Gin, Mixed Drink, Vermouth
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