50-50 Gin Martini Recipe

50-50 Martini Cocktail
The 50-50 Martini is the mix for those who embrace vermouth. Jason Loucas/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

The 50-50 Martini is a change in the ingredient ratio from a classic Gin Martini. If you like vermouth, you will like this one. It uses  an equal amount of gin and dry vermouth and is a nice change of pace from the 4:1 or 8:1 Martinis, a far cry from the modern custom of using virtually no vermouth.

Use the best gin and vermouth you can get for this cocktail and add a dash of bitters for a little extra spark.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with an olive.