Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a green olive.
The Martini gained its classic status in the late 80s. When the popularity of colorful cocktails, especially martinis, took heavy pace as fresh ingredients finally started to find their way into cocktails. Bartenders realized the brilliant potential for vodka when mixed with fresh ingredients, while maintaining a strong alcohol-to-mixer ratio and so the modern martini was created.