Mixing up a perfect martini takes more practice than you might think.

With minimalist cocktails, even the slightest changes can make or break the drink. Which is why we turned to Grey Goose to get their take on how to make a perfect martini.

While James Bond might like his martini shaken, Grey Goose opts for stirred. Shaking allows for too much dilution and makes the drink watered down and slightly frothy, killing the smooth and silky texture that makes a martini so enjoyable. What might surprise you about the Grey Goose martini is the single dash of orange bitters–a step the brand uses to bring out the notes in the vodka. When paired with a lemon twist it adds a touch more drama and makes for a remarkable drinking experience.

Once you have the classic down pat, you can explore the world of riffs!

Grey Goose Classic Martini

Grey Goose Classic Martini

Classic Dry Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth
  • dash of Orange Bitters

Preparation: Add Grey Goose, vermouth, and bitters to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir deliberately and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

Vesper Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Grey Goose
  • 2 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire
  • 1/2 oz. Kina Lillet

Preparation: Stir and strain into a well-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.


Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose vodka
  • 1 oz. Single Origin Espresso
  • 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • pinch of Salt

Preparation: Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with three coffee beans.


Menage a Trois Martini

Menage a Trois Martini

Ménage a Trois

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Patron Silver
  • 1 oz. Grey Goose vodka
  • 3/4 oz Martini Ambrato

Preparation: Stir the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Strain the mixture into a well-chilled glass. Garnish with a twist of lime.