I used Grey Goose Vodka, but use whatever vodka you enjoy! Add ice to a cocktail pitcher or shaker. Straight Up - Understanding the Martini . Dolin, Cinzano or Martini and Rossi and all great choices. You might say, ‘I'd like a dry, Tanqueray Martini up with a lemon twist.’ But it's just as helpful to say, ‘I really want a Vodka Martini, but I don't want vermouth. James Bond certainly put the martini on the cultural map. ... Tanqueray Gin: Coriander, and especially strong juniper. Vermouth – I used Noilly Prat, but use whatever dry vermouth you have. No matter which actor was playing the secret agent, Bond's drink of choice often made a cameo and was always “shaken, not stirred.”But the truth is, the martini is a sophisticated classic in its own right—even without 007. 4 ounces of vodka; 1 ounce of dry vermouth; Lemon twists for garnish; Instructions. If serving at a party, set up a Martini Bar! Ingredients. To be fair, the use of dry vermouth in a martini is better executed in a gin martini, where it has room to play with the dry juniper notes of the spirit. Tips for making and serving Vodka Martini’s! Stir (do not shake). Often referred to as a "dry martini" or "bone-dry martini," the removal of vermouth makes for the quality of the vodka being … If you want to go old school, a twist of lemon will liven a Dry Martini with brighter notes from the citrus. Lime could be used but will be more acidic and bitter than a lemon.