It was Ian Fleming’s James Bond, who first introduced vodka into the Martini, at least in the fictional world. The original Classic Martini had vodka and gin. This version is more straightforward. If you want to avoid trouble, remember the immortal Bond phrase “Shaken, but not stirred”.
- Vodka – 2 parts
- Dry Vermouth – 1 part
- Ice Cubes
- Twist of Lemon Rind or a Green Olive
- Half-fill a cocktail shaker with the ice cubes.
- Add the vodka and vermouth and shake well.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass in which a green olive or lemon twist is placed.