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Classic Dry Martini

The dry martini, a timeless cocktail classic, embodies elegance and refinement. With its origins dating back to the late 19th century, this sophisticated drink has remained a favourite among connoisseurs and cocktail enthusiasts.

This Classic Dry Martini cocktail recipe is the epitome of simplicity, combining only a few key ingredients: gin, vermouth, and a garnish.

Its preparation is an art form in itself. A skilled bartender meticulously stirs or shakes a mixture of gin and a touch of dry vermouth with ice, ensuring it reaches the perfect temperature and dilution. This process ensures that the flavours marry harmoniously, creating a smooth and well-balanced libation.

Its presentation often reflects the signature elegance of the Classic Dry Martini. Served in a classic, chilled martini glass, the cocktail emanates a sense of sophistication and style. Garnished, typically with a few green olives, adding a final touch of visual appeal and flavour complexity.

Use Muckross in your Gin Cocktail Recipes

The Classic Dry Martini’s allure lies in its versatility. As one sips this refined concoction, the botanical notes of the Muckross Wild Irish Gin dance gracefully with the delicate herbal essence of the vermouth. The drink not only refreshes the palate but also imbues it with a subtle complexity that lingers on the palate.

Though variations and personal preferences abound, the Classic Dry Martini’s timeless appeal endures. Additionally, whether enjoyed as an aperitif or as a toast as part of a celebration, this cocktail classic stands as a symbol of refined taste and timeless sophistication. Moreover, it serves as a testament to the art of mixology, demonstrating the artistry and skill involved in crafting the perfect drink.

Create this drink at home using Muckross Wild Irish Gin and our Classic Dry martini recipe below.

Classic Dry Martini Ingredients

  1. 60 ml Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 10 ml dry vermouth
  3. Olives to garnish
  1. 2 oz Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 0.33 oz dry vermouth
  3. Olives to garnish
  1. 2 shots Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 1/3 shot dry vermouth
  3. Olives to garnish
  1. 6 cl Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 1 cl dry vermouth
  3. Olives to garnish


How to make this Cocktail

Here’s a step-by-step method for our Classic Dry Martini cocktail recipe using Muckross Wild Irish Gin:

  1. Chill the martini glass: To chill the martini glass, you can either place it in the freezer or fill it with ice and water while you prepare the cocktail. This ensures that your martini stays cold.
  2. Prepare the mixing vessel: Fill a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with ice cubes. We will use this to mix and chill the ingredients.
  3. Measure and pour 60ml of Muckross Wild Irish Gin into the mixing glass or shaker. Our gin, known for its unique blend of botanicals, imparts a distinctive flavour to the martini.
  4. Add dry vermouth: Measure and pour 10ml of dry vermouth into the same mixing glass or shaker. The vermouth complements the botanical notes of Muckross Wild Irish Gin.
  5. You can either stir or shake the mixture depending on your preference. By gently stirring for about 30 seconds, the flavors blend harmoniously, whereas shaking vigorously for about 10 seconds creates a slightly different texture and provides more aeration..
  6. After removing the ice from the martini glass, proceed to strain the mixed cocktail from the mixing glass or shaker into the chilled martini glass. This ensures a smooth and clean pour.
  7. Garnish: To enhance the presentation and add a touch of flavor, consider garnishing your Classic Dry Martini with a few green olives. The choice of garnish can complement the unique character of the gin.
  8. Now, you can serve and enjoy your ready Classic Dry Martini. Savour the flavours and aromas of this classic cocktail, appreciating the distinct botanicals and craftsmanship of our gin.


Remember that you can tailor our Classic Dry Martini recipe to your personal taste preferences by adjusting the ratio of gin to vermouth.

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Enjoy your Classic Dry Martini with Muckross Wild Irish Gin straight up, without ice, to fully appreciate its flavours. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for more gin cocktail recipes.

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