Mixing the classics - Dry Martini

Last month our resident master mixologist, Tommo, answered a few questions for us about how he got to where he is today. We found out his favourite cocktail to make is a Dry Martini so we asked him for his recipe - now you can learn to mix with the best of them

You will need:

  • 1 x mixing glass
  • 1 x martini glass
  • Strainer
  • 50ml Tanqueray 10 gin
  • 5ml Noilly Prat or dry vermouth
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lemon (for lemon twist)
  • 2 olives + cocktail stick (optional)


First things first – we need to prepare the glass. As the cocktail is served straight into the martini glass, you need to make sure it is cold. To do this, fill the glass with ice and soda (ice and water is also fine). Put your glass to one side to chill. Get your olives out of the fridge and peel one clean strip from your lemon – make sure to peel around the lemon rather than up and down to create the ‘twist’.

Mixing your drink:

Pour your gin and vermouth into a mixing glass with ice cubes and stir thoroughly. You then need to empty your martini glass of the ice and soda/water it contains and strain your drink into the chilled martini glass. Pop an olive or two on a cocktail stick and balance it on the side of the glass. Garnish the other side with your lemon twist and serve.

Such a wonderfully simple drink to make and yet so satisfying.

This January we are giving you not one, but two opportunities to learn from the best in our very own cocktail masterclasses – on the 19th and 26th. Learn the tricks of the trade and mix up some of your favourite drinks with our team of master mixologists.