“Wet” Vodka Martini

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Vodka MartiniShake with ice:

  • 3 ounces of vodka
  • 1 ounce of Extra Dry Vya Vermouth
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass.

    I like to garnish with a skewered olive, cocktail onion and a Tomolive (pickled green tomato). I call it a “Triple” or “Garnir de Trois.” It’s very much worth trying.

    This martini has what many would consider a shocking quantity of Vermouth but the truth is that most Vermouth tastes awful. Vya Vermouth is made by Quady and is quite lovely. If you sniff your current vermouth it will probably make you gag.


    1. JY
      Posted 23 April 2013 at 2:55 PM | Permalink

      I’m confused by your recipe. Why are you using an Extra Dry vermouth for a wet martini?

      • deanj
        Posted 23 April 2013 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

        Dry is what you use for modern martinis. Apparently early martinis could be made with Sweet Vermouth but that’s not the style today. I’m calling these “Wet” because most people use minimal amounts of Vermouth and call it dry or extra dry; with a yummy Vermouth like Vya you can use a larger ratio and get an amazing drink.

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