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From Shake.Stir.Sip.: More Than 50 Effortless Cocktails Made in Equal Parts, by Kara Newman (Chronicle Books)

For a few people, this not-too-boozy martini variation is easy to mix in bulk so your guests only have to pour once. For a larger group, mix up a batch the night before, funnel into bottles and set in the freezer for a perfectly chilled, slightly viscous pour. When guests arrive, set the bottles in a bowl of ice, and add an array of bitters and garnishes (lemon peels, orange peels, olives and caperberries are popular options) for a DIY martini station.


1 ½ ounces dry gin
1 ½ ounces dry vermouth
Green olive for garnish


In an ice-filled mixing glass, combine the gin and vermouth. Stir well, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the olive before serving.