Posted by Dan. Created by Knickerbocker Hotel, NYC (maybe).
|1||ds||Orange bitters (optional)|
|1||twst||Lemon zest (or olive, as garnish)|
Stir, strain, up, cocktail glass, garnish with a twist or olive
Ratios of Gin to vermouth vary widely. Many enthusiasts prefer much more than the capful or whisper sometimes used. The inclusion of orange bitters is a relatively recent revival of an original ingredient. Use only good, fresh vermouth.
Originally made with sweet vermouth. A "dry" Martini designated the use of dry vermouth.