Olive-garnished martini

Olive-garnished martini
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 5 min, plus at least one hour chilling

Straight from the movies and in to your home; impress your guests with this sophisticated cocktail recipe.


  • 120ml dry white vermouth
  • 500ml good quality gin or vodka (we like Tanqueray or Sipsmith gin, or Chase or Grey Goose vodka)
  • Green olives


  1. Divide the vermouth among 4 martini glasses, swirl it round each glass so they’re coated, then tip the excess into a jug. Put the glasses in the freezer until needed. Pour the vodka or gin into the jug with the vermouth, stir with a long spoon to combine, then cover and freeze for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. To serve, take the glasses out of the freezer and pour the cocktail equally among them. Garnish each with a good quality green olive and it’s a wrap.


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