Cheers to Friday: Here's How to Make the Perfect Martini


Martini cocktail complete with olive
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Ah, the martini: Classy AF and a great way to keep booze calories to a minimum. Did we mention that it's super delicious and simple to make? We enlisted the help of Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director at Seamstress NY in NYC, to find the best martini recipe and wow, did she come through:

Classic Martini

Ingredients: 2 parts Ménage à Trois Vodka, 1 part dry vermouth 

Instructions: Stir (always stir) with ice and strain into a martini or coupe glass. 

Now, if you're looking to spruce up your martini, Wiznitzer recommends trying the following:

Martini with a Twist

Ingredients: 2 parts Ménage à Trois Vodka, 1 part rosé vermouth (Wiznitzer suggests Lillet Rose or Cocchi Americano Rosa), orange bitters 

Instructions: Stir with ice and strain into a martini or coupe glass. Top with three dashes of orange bitters and garnish with a grapefruit twist. 

Because martinis generally have a two to one ratio of vodka to vermouth, Wiznitzer points out that it's critical to use good quality vodka, being that it's the main ingredient. So grab your best vodka, and get to shaking up the perfect TGIF drink. 

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Alanna Greco

I'm a writer and editor based in New York City. I love a good coat, a well-articulated feminist rant, and face masking (yes, that’s a verb) like it’s nobody’s business.