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Serving a season of glamour with the Classic Martini

For over a century, the Classic Martini has served as a global symbol of sophistication – and it all begins in the late 1800s, when the original martini was born. The simple equal-part-sweet-vermouth-and-gin cocktail quickly grew in popularity. However, during the early 1900s, preferences were skewing towards crisper, more spirit-forward cocktails – so the martini adapted. Bartenders started introducing a higher gin to lower sweet vermouth ratio, until the sweet vermouth was substituted altogether with dry vermouth. Known today as the Classic Martini.

This summer, Cape Town Gin bringing back the Classic Martini for a season of elegance and glamour! Picture yourself stretched out by the pool, a sun-kissed glow on your cheeks, and the perfectly crafted Cape Town Classic Dry martini in your hand. The poolside breeze carries the essence of summer, and your martini becomes an accessory to the perfect moment of leisure and luxury. Now, imagine yourself dressed in your most glamorous evening wear at an exclusive party. The clinking of glasses and laughter fill the air as you hold your martini with an air of elegance. Each sip is a nod to the timeless allure of this icon.

Sip elegantly this summer with the perfectly crafted Cape Town Classic Dry martini.

Classic Martini


  • 50 ml Cape Town Classic Dry Gin
  • 25 ml dry vermouth
  • 1 green olive or lemon rind
  • Ice


Chill a martini glass with ice or in fridge. Add ingredients into a stirring beaker (or shaker) with ice and stir (or shake) for 20 seconds. Remove the ice from the martini glass and strain the beaker into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with green olives or lemon rind.

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