The Vodka Martini dates back to the late 1800s, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s a 1960s drink. With three words—Shaken, not stirred—the Vodka Martini came to be associated with one of the suavest men on Earth, James Bond. A drink perfect for a classy night, in or out. And while we wouldn’t dare argue with James Bond, we can’t help but point out that a cocktail purist wouldn’t shake their martini, as that would upset the spirit and dilute the drink. You should always treat a vodka martini a little delicately.
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a green olive and lemon.