actually, you should "stir" the martini. shaking it will water down the alcohol too much..and make sure your glass is chilled as well before serving.Originally posted by seeker
"dry" gin martini
2 oz gin
1/2 oz vermouth
shake with ice, strain into martini glass, serve with a twist of lemon or lime.
the ultra dry martini!
shake 2 1/2 oz. of gin and strian with ice.
sniff the cork of the vermouth and gulp down the gin!
A half ounce of vermouth would certainly constitute calling that Martini sweet, if you ask me.