Love the look of a martini but can’t deal with all that gin? Here’s one of our favorite cocktail recipes that reverses the ingredients. Introducing the Upside Down Martini.

Credit for this concoction goes to Dale DeGroff, a.k.a. King Cocktail. Mr. DeGroff is one of the premier mixologists of our day and a noted cocktail historian. Check out his books The Craft of the Cocktail and The Essential Cocktail.

Upside Down Martini

Upside Down Martini

This refreshing take on a classic martini reverses the amount of ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American


  • martini glasses


  • 2.5 ounces French dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce Gin
  • Lemon Twist


  • Stir with ice and serve in a classic martini glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon peel.
Keyword gin, martini, vermouth

This may end up being your drink of summer.


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