Invented in the late 1800′s, the martini is a versatile drink that can have many different flavors added to it. A true martini is made with gin although some make it with vodka and still call it a martini, it should be called a vodkatini.
Here’s the recipe for the classic cocktail:
1 1/2 oz Gin
Dash (1/8 oz) Dry Vermouth
Stir well (or shake if you like it James Bond style) and strain
a martini glass. Garnish with an olive or two and/or a twist of lemon.