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Drink DuJour: Grey Goose Vodka Martini

This three-ingredient cocktail is a classic for a reason

The vodka martini—the epochal drink-of-choice for many; James Bond, who likes his shaken, not stirred, and Grace Hanson, who likes hers very dry—is an institution. Is there a more classic cocktail? Just by holding its glass, you feel worldly. (I often see myself ordering one, very blasé, in Paris.) It seems almost connotative, if that’s your drink, that you’re cosmopolitan and cultured; a sophisticate, or man-about-town. Perhaps you’re planning on jet-setting to Monaco, or boarding a yacht to Bora Bora.

“There’s nothing more sophisticated or more sexy,” said Grey Goose Global Ambassador Joe McCanta, “than when a person knows exactly how they take their martini cocktail. It’s the mark of a real tastemaker.”

The Grey Goose Vodka Martini, a three-ingredient cocktail, will still lend you that lofty feeling even when served at home. Simply pour the vodka, vermouth, and bitters into a cocktail shaker over ice. Stir (or shake, whichever you choose) and serve in a martini—or coupe—glass.

Find the recipe below.

2.5 parts Grey Goose Vodka
0.5 part Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth
Dash of Orange Bitters

Preparation: Add Grey Goose Vodka, vermouth, and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir deliberately and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.