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This is a very customisable drink – you can swap the white vermouth for rosé, choose your favourite gin, switch the garnish for a twist of lemon or, in the case of rosé vermouth, perhaps a slice of cucumber. Up the umami with an olive stuffed with blue cheese or dirty the martini with a splash of brine.


  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part white vermouth
  • ice


  • 1 olive
  • a skewered strip of cucumber


  • STEP 1

    For each martini, shake 1 part gin and 1 part white vermouth (see tip above) in a cocktail shaker with ice, and then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish each glass with an olive or a skewered strip of cucumber.

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