Gin Martini with a Lemon Twist

How to Make a Gin Martini with a lemon twist.

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2 1/2 ounces gin

1/2 ounce dry vermouth, or to taste

1 dash orange bitters

Lemon twist


In a mixing glass filled with ice cubes, combine the gin and vermouth, pouring more or less vermouth to your taste.

Stir for 30 seconds.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Add a dash of bitters, if desired.

Serve immediately garnished with a lemon twist.


A note about garnishes: 

Olives or a pickled cocktail onion can be used in place of the lemon twist garnish in this classic cocktail. 

What does a twist of lemon mean?

It’s a cocktail garnish that is simply the peel of the lemon that’s twisted into a corkscrew shape. To get this to happen, you have to remove the fruit and the pith before shaping the peel.

What is a twist of lemon in a martini?

It’s a garnish that adds some citrus to a drink, like a martini.



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