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Stir or shake with ice; strain into chilled glass. Garnish as desired with olive or lemon twist.
Cajun Martini: Substitute Jalapeño-Infused Vodka or Gin (see infused vodka) for the regular gin; garnish with a pickled tomato or okra, or a tiny whole red or green chile (don’t bite into it!).
Dirty Martini: Add 1 to 2 tsp. olive brine.
Fino Martini: Substitute 2 tsp. fino sherry for the vermouth.
Gibson: Garnish with a cocktail onion.
Paisley Martini: Reduce vermouth to 1½ tsp. Add 1 tsp. Scotch; garnish with lemon twist.
Peggy Cocktail: Add ¼ tsp. each Dubonnet rouge and Pemod.
Perfect Martini: Use half sweet and half dry vermouth; garnish with orange slice.
Racquet Club: Add 1 to 2 dashes (about 1/16 to 1/8 tsp.) orange bitters.
Rolls Royce: Use half dry vermouth and half sweet vermouth; add ¼ tsp. Bénédictine.
Rumtini: Substitute light rum for the gin; garnish with lime twist.
Saketini: Substitute sake for the vermouth; garnish with lemon twist or olive.
Scotini: Substitute Scotch for the vermouth; garnish with lemon twist.
Sweet Martini: Substitute sweet vermouth for the dry vermouth; garnish with orange slice.
Tequini: Substitute tequila for the gin.
Third Degree: Add ½ tsp. Pemod or other anise-flavored liqueur.
Nutritional information is based on the entire recipe.
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