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Course: Drinks
Keyword: AB's Martini, Cocktails, Drinks, Gin

AB's Martini

Alton Brown's classic martini in a martini glass with a green olive.
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1
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Software

  • 1 cup crushed ice, plus extra for chilling glass
  • 0.5 fluid ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 1/2 fluid ounces gin
  • 1 olive

Specialized Hardware

  • Boston-style cocktail shaker
Alton Brown's classic martini in a martini glass with a green olive.
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1

Procedure

  • Place some crushed ice into a wide-rimmed glass, and set aside.
  • Place 1 cup of crushed ice into a Boston-style cocktail shaker. Pour in the vermouth and swirl it around, making as much contact as possible with the ice. Using a strainer, pour the vermouth out. Add the gin and stir well to combine.
  • Remove the ice from your serving glass and add the olive. Using the strainer, pour the gin into the serving glass.
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