Vodka or gin. Shaken or stirred. Classic or inspired. Mastering the art of the martini is a delightful life skill to hone.
2.5 oz Barr Hill Gin
.5 oz dry vermouth, or to taste
Green olive(s) or twist of lemon rind
Fill a cocktail carafe more than halfway with cracked ice, measure and pour gin and vermouth. Stir carefully with a long bar spoon. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Finish with garnish of choice.