Hollywood's favorite cocktail has questionable origins.
Some say that the Martini was invented during the gold rush period when a miner struck it rich in Martinez, CA and celebrated at a local bar by ordering the house special, a Martini.
Others argue that the cocktail was first served at the Knickerbocker Hotel in San Francisco, CA around the same time period.
Or perhaps the cocktail got its name from Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth, one of two ingredients in the traditional drink that has been around since 1887.
No matter how you like it, shaken or stirred, in order for the drink to be a Martini it must be served in the iconic glass.
1 1/2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
Green pimento-stuffed olive for garnish
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with an olive and serve.