Mad Men Cookbook's Martini

Mad Men Cookbook's Martini

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This recipe is used by permission from  The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin (Smart Pop, 2011).

Courtesy of The Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York, New York

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This is a traditional martini with only two ingredients. You can be flexible, however, adding sweet vermouth, or adding a pearl onion or a lemon twist instead of the olive.


  • 1/8 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 1/2 ounces gin


  • 1 Note: Serve in a small martini glass and put leftovers in a rocks glass.
  • 2 Fill a martini glass with water and large ice cubes (enough to keep it cold while mixing drink).
  • 3 Pour vermouth and gin into a mixing glass and stir.
  • 4 Pour ice and water out of martini glass. Pour martini from mixing glass into martini glass.
  • 5 Yield: 1 drink


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