Top 20 Things Every Lawyer Should Know

20. How to Make a Martini

  • Fill a chilled glass with chilled vodka—Ciroc, the grape-based vodka, is the current favorite. Garnish with olives. “The trend now is to avoid vermouth, which wasn’t actually introduced to America until after the martini’s invention.” If you must: Add a quarter ounce, swirl around, pour out, and then add the vodka.


  • The classic: Fill glass with gin; add two splashes of bitters, a splash of triple sec, and a half-teaspoon of sugar. Garnish with a lemon twist. Stir. Serve.