What is a martini cocktail and what ingredients are used to make one?

Simply put, a martini cocktail is made of three ingredients: alcohol, vermouth and garnish. While gin is sometimes used as the spirit, we’re quite partial to premium vodka made without compromise. Vermouth is a fortified wine that lends some herbaceous flavour and complexity to the cocktail. Garnishes are often olives or lemon twists. These three things are what makes a martini cocktail a martini cocktail. While the ingredients may be simple, there are many ways to mix it up. You can play with proportions to make it drier or wetter, or add olive brine to make it dirty. Learn how to make a martini cocktail at home or order one at a bar to experiment and find the right one for you.

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