January  9, 2013
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Gin and stirred, this drink is the most classic cocktail of all.
Erika Kotite

  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce vermouth
  • Ice
  • Green olive or lemon twist
In This Recipe
  1. Pour gin and vermouth into a shaker filled partway with ice.
  2. Stir vigorously with a long-handled cocktail spoon for at least 30 seconds.
  3. Strain liquid into a chilled martini glass. Garnish.

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I spend about an equal amount of time behind the laptop and behind the stove. In between preparing and writing about food, I love to hang out with my husband, three children, big shaggy dog and two cats. History is also my thing, especially the Regency period, U.S. Westward expansion and World War II. Favorite drinks: good pinot noirs and classic martinis. Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice. Favorite obsessions: Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota