Martinis Recipe (for a Crowd)

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.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 8 to 10 servings

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  • 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


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

Special equipment

32 ounce or 1 liter swingtop bottle or lidded pitcher, funnel

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
156 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 156
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 18mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)