Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon and a green olive.
The Vodka Martini dates back to the late1800s. In fact, in just a couple of years, the Martini drinks will be 150 years old. Over time, the ratio between spirits and dry vermouth has changed – from equal parts to a 9-to-1 ratio today. During Prohibition, the ratio was usually about 2 to 1, making us a bit less dry. (The martini was initially made with gin, but Absolut gives it a clearer taste.)