How to Make the Very Best Vodka Martini

Here’s the thing about vodka martinis: No matter who you are, drinking one of these iconic cocktails is going to make you look (and feel) pretty dang suave. Like that James Bond guy, who is really adamant about shaking a martini and never stirring it. Our philosophy: Use Ketel One and it’ll still be pristine and delicious, even if you don’t have a cocktail shaker.


  • 3 oz. Ketel One Vodka
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 whole green olive
  • Olive juice (optional, in case you like it a little dirty)

How to make a vodka martini:

Combine the vodka and vermouth in a cocktail shaker with ice or in a glass with ice. Add a dash of olive juice if you so please. Shake or stir until chilled throughout and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an olive. Or four. Some people really like their olives. 

Is a martini made with vodka or gin?

Both! Depends on your preference. A gin martini utilizes the same recipe as a vodka martini, only it has…gin. For vodka martinis, we love the crisp, clean, smoothness of Ketel One Vodka.

What is a dry vodka martini?

A “dry” is actually the standard martini. But if you want it “very dry” or “bone dry,” that means it’ll have just a hint of vermouth. A “wet” martini, on the other hand, will have more than your standard amount of dry vermouth. Confusing, we know. Try re-reading this after a couple martinis. 

Can I get vodka martini delivery near me?

But of course. We can deliver everything you need—Ketel One, vermouth, olives—and have it on your doorstep in a matter of minutes.

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