Martinis For a Crowd

[Photograph: Jennifer Hess]

This recipe for a big batch of martinis is perfect for a crowd. Each bottle serves either eight 4-ounce martinis, or a little over ten 3-ounce martinis.

For garnishes, have available cocktail olives, cocktail onions, and lemon twists.

Martinis For a Crowd

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 8 to 10; makes 32 ounces
Special equipment:32 ounce or 1 liter swingtop bottle or lidded pitcher, funnel


  • 20 ounces gin
  • 6 ounces dry vermouth such as Dolin
  • 8 dashes orange bitters (optional)
  • 6 ounces bottled or filtered water (something neutral, not mineral water)
  • Garnish: lemon twists, olives, cocktail onions


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    Using a funnel, pour gin, vermouth, bitters, and water into bottle. Close the bottle and chill well. Serve with optional garnishes.

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