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Classic Dry Martinis recipe

Classic Dry Martinis.

It’s not a martini unless it’s garnishedwith an olive or a lemon twist. If you prefer a nonalcoholicdrink, fill your glass with chilled spring water and the twist,and toast with the rest of your guests.

Recipe: Classic Dry Martinis

1 cup ice cubes
8 ounces vodka or gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
Cheese-Stuffed Olives

  • Place ice cubes in a martini shaker. Addvodka or gin and vermouth; shake. Strain into four martini glasses.Skewer Cheese-Stuffed Olives and insert into drinks.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Cheese-Stuffed Olives: Let a round of blue cheese stand at room temperaturefor 30 minutes to soften. Measure 1 teaspoon of blue cheese.(If necessary, stir a drop or two of milk or cream into the cheeseto create a paste.) Place the blue cheese mixture in a smallplastic bag. Snip off a corner. Pipe cheese into 4 pitted, unstuffedgreen olives.

    Nutritional facts per serving:
    calories: 146, total fat: 1g, saturated fat: 0g, cholesterol:1mg, sodium: 97mg, carbohydrate: 0g, fiber: 0g, protein: 0g

    Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens- a member of the Home and Family Network for the bestof cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 MeredithCorporation. All rights Reserved.

    How To: Make The Classic Dry Martini

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    Some Martinis were prepared by filling a cocktail glass with gin, then rubbing a finger of vermouth along the rim. Shaken or Stirred?

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