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

Simply put, a martini cocktail is made of two ingredients: alcohol and vermouth. While gin is sometimes used as the spirit, we’re quite partial to our premium, 100% French vodka. Vermouth is a fortified wine that lends some herbaceous flavor and complexity to the cocktail. In addition to vodka and vermouth, some recipes may call for bitters. Garnishes, typically lemon twists or olives, are definitely important in martini cocktails. 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. You can now buy the ready to serve Grey Goose Classic Martini Cocktail in a Bottle, too. 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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New! GREY GOOSE® Classic Martini Cocktail in a Bottle

Expertly pre-blended with GREY GOOSE® Vodka, French vermouth and a dash of bitters, the new GREY GOOSE® Classic Martini Cocktail brings you the iconic drink in a ready to serve bottle.