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How to Make a Classic Gin Martini

Channel the glamour of a bygone tradition with Plymouth Gin
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In 1904, Stuart's Fancy Drinks and How to Mix Them introduced the world to the Dry Gin Martini. Known then as the Marguerite, the cocktail derived its smooth and aromatic elegance from the seven botanicals (including citrus peel, green cardamom and juniper) in Plymouth Gin. The distillery had been in operation for some 110 years when the book hit shelves.

Recreate this classic Martini recipe—and harness the turn–of–the–century splendor—by making it the way it was intended to be made.

The Marguerite—The Original Dry Martini

Recipe from Plymouth Gin

Yield: 1 cocktail

Prep Time: 3 Minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 3 Minutes


2 parts Plymouth Gin

1 part French dry vermouth

Dash of orange bitters


1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass.

2. Fill mixing glass with cubed ice.

3. Stir well to chill and dilute.

4. Strain into a Cocktail glass.

PLYMOUTH® Gin. Product of England. 41.2% Alc./Vol. (82.4 Proof). Distilled From Grain. ©2017 Imported by Pernod Ricard USA, Purchase, NY. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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