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East Side Gin Dry Martini

When making a Gin Martini, it’s imperative to start with good ingredients—there’s no place to hide poor quality gin or vermouth in such a straightforward cocktail. East Side Gin is superior. 

Difficulty Level



  • 2 ounces East Side Gin

  • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth

  • 1 dash orange bitters

  • lemon twist (for garnish)


  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Chilled Martini Glass


  1. Add the East Side Gin, dry vermouth, and orange bitters into a mixing glass with ice.

  2. Use a long bar spoon to to stir the for at least 20 to 30 seconds to yield the proper dilution necessary to bring the ingredients into balance and 
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Preferably a martini glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.


This drink encounters countless variations. 

Heart of Gold Vodka Martini: Made with silky, smooth, clean vodka, that sets the gold standard, instead of gin.

Reverse Martini: Swap your gin and vermouth ratios.

Perfect Martini: Features an equal split of dry and sweet vermouth.

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