Dry Martini – Barsys

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Raise a glass and let the good times flow with a Dry Martini!

The Dry Martini is the perfect drink for any occasion! Whether you're looking to relax after a long day or celebrate a special moment, this classic cocktail is sure to hit the spot. Made with just a few simple ingredients, a Dry Martini is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. So raise a glass and let the good times flow!

The History of the Dry Martini

The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries. This refreshing drink is made with Gin and Dry Vermouth, and is garnished with a green olive or a lemon twist.
The origins of the Dry Martini are unclear, but it is believed to have originated in New York City in the late 19th or early 20th century. It gained popularity during the Prohibition era, when many people began making their own spirits at home.

How to Make the Dry Martini

Dry Martini Recipe


  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 0.5 oz Dry Vermouth


Cocktail Glass


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 1 - 3 minutes
  1. Pour Gin and Dry Vermouth into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Either shake or stir, then strain, and serve in a Cocktail Glass.

Tips on how to make the Dry Martini

Use the Barsys coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. This will help to keep your drink chilled and prevent it from getting watered down.
  • Shake and or stir well. This is key to getting the perfect mixture of flavors.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass. This will help to keep your drink cool and avoid any spills.
  • Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon. This adds a touch of elegance to your drink and makes it even more enjoyable.
  • If you want to make this drink even more fun, try adding a dash of bitters or using flavored gin.
two hands cheering cocktail

Recommended Gin Brands

- Beefeater
- Tanqueray
- Bombay Sapphire
- Gordon's
- Citadelle

Recommended Dry Vermouth Brands

- Martini Rossi
- Dolin 
- Cocchi
- Ransom
- Noilly Prat

The Perfect Food Pairing for a Dry Martini

bowl of chocolate covered strawberries


There's nothing quite like a Dry Martini to get the party started. And what better way to enjoy one than with a sweet treat? Try pairing your martini with some chocolate-covered strawberries or a classic candy bar. The sweetness will complement the dryness of the drink and make for a fun and delicious experience.
mixed nuts on a table


For a salty twist on the classic Dry Martini, try pairing it with some olives or nuts. The saltiness will help to balance out the dryness of the drink and make for a more complex and interesting flavor profile. Plus, it'll give you something to nibble on between sips.
various crackers


If you're looking for something a little different, try pairing your Dry Martini with a savory snack. Cheese straws or crackers are a great option, as they'll help to cut through the dryness of the drink and add an interesting flavor to the mix.

5 Fun Facts About The Dry Martini

  1. The first recorded recipe for the Dry Martini appeared in a bartending manual in 1887.
  2. The classic recipe calls for gin and dry vermouth, but there are many variations that use different types of alcohol or add other ingredients like bitters or olives.
  3. The Dry Martini is one of the most popular cocktails in the world and has been featured in countless books, movies, and TV shows.
  4. If you want to make a perfect Dry Martini, it's important to use high-quality ingredients and to avoid shaking or stirring the drink too much.
  5. There's no better way to enjoy a Dry Martini than by sipping it slowly and savoring the complex flavor of the gin and vermouth. Cheers!

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In Conclusion

So, there you have it! All you need to know about the classic Dry Martini. Host a 1920s-themed party and this timeless cocktail will be a hit!
Team Barsys
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