Dry Martini White hot chocolate


  • 60 ml of gin
  • 10 ml of dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel
  • ice
  • green olives

We asked Federico Volpe, Bar Manager of the Dry Milano restaurant, to prepare the Martini recipe.

We tell you what you need to know about this cocktail ready in 5-10 minutes, to serve as aperitif: the glass to use, the right ingredients, the technique applied, some shrewdness And curiosity.

As with the Manhattan, to prepare the Dry Martini, fill your mixing glass with ice to cool the sides of the glass. This cocktail should be served in an iced glass: then put the glass in the freezer until it freezes. It takes 5 minutes.

This well-known drink is nothing more than gin soiled with chilled white vermouth. There technique used is called Stir & Strain: the cocktail is mixed in the mixing glass with ice, and then filtered into the cooled glass.

The martini is served in the cup renamed then Martini cup: famous glass with an inverted conical shape, the same cup used for Daiquiri, Margarita and Manhattan.

It is usually accompanied with some olives, we recommend those Nocellara del Belice because they are very fleshy and with a good balance in terms of sweetness, flavor and acidity. If desired, the olives can be dipped in vermouth. Another possible alternative to enjoy the Dry Martini is to accompany it with one or more lemon peel.

Onorigin of the Dry Martini there are several versions: the creator would be the Italian Martini from Arma di Taggia (in Liguria), who first served the drink in 1910 in New York, at the Knickerbocker Hotel in honor of John D. Rockefeller. Other currents claim that the drink was served even earlier, around the end of the 1800s in the USA, in the Californian city of Martinez, or in New Orleans by the barman Martinez.

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How to prepare: Dry Martini

Easy execution Preparation time 5 min Servings 1

How to prepare: Dry Martini

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 1

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 1

To prepare the Dry Martini, first fill your mixing glass with ice to cool the sides of the glass. With the help of a strainer then block the ice and drain the excess water into a cup.

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 2

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 2

Pour the gin and then the dry vermouth directly into the mixing glass.

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 3

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 3

Mix everything with the bar spoon. Pour the contents of the mixing glass into the cooled cup in the freezer.

Dry Martini Preparation - Phase 4

Accompany the martini with olives or lemon peels that you can serve, as we did, in a separate glass filled with crushed ice to keep them fresh.