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Perfect Martini

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Start with the mood. Put on some Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, or Louis Prima. Just about any CD from Ultralounge will work just fine.

Fill a martini glass with crushed ice and top it off with cold water. Pour 4 ounces of Grey Goose vodka into an ice-filled shaker, add two drops of vermouth and shake vigorously until frost appears on the outside of the shaker. Pour the ice and water out of the glass and pour the contents of the shaker through a strainer and into the martini glass.

Garnish with a stuffed cocktail olive.  

I usually prefer vodka martinis. Purists may substitute gin instead. Bombay Sapphire or Tanqueray No. Ten are good choices.

More Recipes

Thirst still not quenched? Try these great books for more classic cocktail recipes.

Atomic Cocktails: Mixed Drinks For Modern Times has some great classic cocktails and is filled with some great kitcshy illustrations.

By far, the classiest book on cocktails is Charles Schemann’s American Bar: The Artistry of Mixing Drinks.

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