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Dry Martini with Lemon Twist

The classic martini is a timeless cocktail that exudes sophistication and refinement. One popular variation of this iconic drink involves the addition of a lemon twist slice, which adds a subtle yet delightful citrusy note to the mix.

As the bartender deftly pours chilled gin into a martini glass, the liquid glistens, promising a moment of pure indulgence. Carefully, they reach for a fresh lemon, selecting a plump and vibrant twist. With a quick flick of the wrist, the lemon peel releases a burst of aromatic oils into the air, teasing the senses with its zesty fragrance.

Placing the lemon twist gently on the rim of the glass, the bartender adds a touch of elegance to the drink. As the martini is raised to the lips, the thin slice of lemon imparts a hint of tangy brightness, perfectly complementing the smooth and sophisticated character of the spirit.

With each sip, the martini envelops the palate in a harmonious symphony of flavours. The clean, crisp taste of the gin dances gracefully with the subtle citrus essence of the lemon twist. The combination creates a tantalising balance, a union of botanical and fruity notes that satisfies the most discerning of palates.

Whether it’s adding elegance to a glamorous cocktail event or offering a temporary respite in a private setting, the Classic Martini, adorned with a lemon twist slice, truly exemplifies the pinnacle of mixology finesse. It stands as an enduring icon, effortlessly balancing the art of refined simplicity with an undeniable touch of sophistication. As one indulges in its intoxicating allure, they are transported to a realm where flavours harmonise flawlessly, where the subtle tang of the lemon twist intertwines with the smooth elixir within, creating a symphony of taste that lingers on the palate. It is a libation that transcends time, encapsulating the elegance and sophistication of eras past, while still captivating contemporary connoisseurs who seek the ultimate in taste and refinement.

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

Dry Martini with Lemon Twist Ingredients

  1. 75 ml Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 15 ml dry vermouth
  3. Ice cubes
  4. Lemon twist (for garnish)
  1. 2 ½ oz Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. ½ oz dry vermouth
  3. Ice cubes
  4. Lemon twist (for garnish)
  • 2 ½ shots Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  • ½ shot dry vermouth
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon twist (for garnish)
  1. 7.5 cl Muckross Wild Irish Gin
  2. 1.5 cl dry vermouth
  3. Ice cubes
  4. Lemon twist (for garnish)

How to make this Cocktail

  1. Fill a mixing glass or cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the Muckross Wild Irish Gin and dry vermouth into the mixing glass.
  3. Stir the mixture gently, yet thoroughly, for approximately 30 seconds to achieve a chilled state.
  4. Strain the liquid into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Take a fresh lemon and cut a thin strip of lemon peel, avoiding the white pith, for a fresh flavour.
  6. Twist the lemon peel gently to release its oils.
  7. Garnish the martini glass by placing the lemon twist on the rim or floating it in the drink.
  8. Serve and enjoy your classic martini with a delightful hint of citrus from the lemon twist!


Adjust the proportions of gin and vermouth to suit your taste preferences as part of your personalised martini recipe.

Muckross Wild Irish Gin Martini with Lemon Twist


Enjoy your Dry Martini with a Lemon twist straight up, without ice, to fully appreciate its flavours. Sláinte is táinte!

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