THE MARTINI

A Drink With Something In It

There is something about a martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant;
A yellow, a mellow martini;
I wish I had one at present.
There is something about a martini,
Ere the dining and dancing begin,
And to tell you the truth,
It is not the vermouth

I think that perhaps it's the gin.

Ogden Nash

Dry Martini Cocktail

2 parts Gin

1 part French Vermouth

Orange Bitters, Two Dashes

Ice.—Stir.  Strain into Cocktail Glass.

1 Olive and serve.

 

Sweet Martini Cocktail

4 parts Gin

1 part Italian Vermouth

1 part French Vermouth

Ice.—Stir.  Strain into Cocktail Glass.

1 Olive

1 Dash Lemon Juice and serve.

 

*Remember Nick Charles's advice, and always shake your martini to waltz time.*

Both recipes courtesy Burke's complete cocktail & drinking recipes, with recipes for food bits for the cocktail hour.