A vodka Martini is a cocktail of simplicity and class. With only two ingredients, it’s easy to mix up and fantastic to enjoy. This recipe is the perfect ratio of vodka and vermouth.
Unlike a traditional martini that uses gin as the main spirit, swapping it for vodka creates a martini that is clean and lacks the aromatic and botanical notes that gin provides.
Vodka Martini Recipe
To make a Vodka Martini you will need 3 ounces of good quality vodka and 1/2 ounce dry vermouth.
How to Make a Vodka Martini
- Add vodka, vermouth, and ice to a cocktail shaker
- Shake vigorously until chilled
- Strain into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish and enjoy!
How to Serve
Since most high cocktails aren’t served with ice but are best enjoyed cold, we recommend serving your Vodka Martini in a chilled martini glass. To chill your glass, simply place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes (up to two hours) prior to serving your cocktail. Remove from the freezer just before you pour your drink. If you’re short on time or freezer space, simply fill the glass with ice while you make the cocktail, and dump the ice right before pouring the drink. Olives or a lemon twist make the perfect garnish, depending on your taste.
Best Vodka For a Martini
A vodka martini is a perfect way to show off premium vodka. Since it is the star of the show in this cocktail, the vodka you choose will either make or break the taste. We recommend using the best vodka you have, or even purchasing a high quality one just for this recipe!
Vodka Martini Calories
You can estimate between 124-140 calories per drink, which is much less than flavored martinis.
Other Martini Drinks
- 3 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- Add vodka, vermouth and ice to a shaker.
- Shake vigorously.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish and enjoy.