The history of the martini is muddled, but its place in modern memory remains clear — James Bond, Ernest Hemmingway, “Mad Men”-era three-martini lunches… Even cocktail connoisseurs love a classic. Here, a no-bells-or-whistles recipe for the timeless gin martini.


5 parts dry gin

3 parts French Vermouth

Dash of orange bitters


Chill glass before serving

Combine ingredients and stir

Add a single pitted olive — if desired — and enjoy

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