Although vodka often stars in today's martini cocktails, the true classic gets its bracing taste from juniper-scented Bombay Sapphire Gin, plus a hint of Martini & Rossi dry vermouth – even if only a drop.
2 parts Bombay Sapphire® Gin
1 splash of Martini & Rossi® dry vermouth
2 green cocktail olives
Pour the vermouth into a cocktail shaker; swirl it around to coat the sides of the shaker, then pour it out. For a "wetter" martini cocktail, leave some vermouth in the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake with gin. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives speared on a cocktail pick. For added flavor, use olives stuffed with blue cheese and garlic.