Classic Martini

When you crave a steak, nothing beats a steakhouse dinner. In this episode, Martha makes five of her favorite menu items: a classic martini, baked stuffed clams, porterhouse steak with a compound butter, and creamed spinach and baked potatoes. They’re all guaranteed to satisfy a big appetite.


  • 1 cup vodka or gin
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • Ice cubes
  • Cocktail olives, caperberries, or cocktail onions, for garnish


Shake or stir vodka or gin and vermouth in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olives, caper berries, or onions. Repeat with remaining vodka or gin and vermouth.