How to Make the Perfect Vodka Martini

President Obama's cocktail of choice is rumored to be a classic vodka martini. Party planner to the stars and host of WE TV's My Fair Wedding David Tutera gives us his recipe for the perfect Obama-tini.

You will need:

-3 oz. vodka

-crushed ice

-a dash of salt

-lemon twist, for garnish

Pour 3 oz Premium vodka into a shaker with crushed ice.

Add a dash of salt and shake vigorously to chill until very cold.

Strain into a chilled martini glass and add a lemon twist (Tip: heat the lemon twist slightly over a candle to intensify the flavor) or a stuffed olive for garnish.

In the mood for something a little more festive? Well, why not try a cucumber lime saketini:


-2 oz. cold sake

-1 oz. cucumber juice

-1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

-splash of simple syrup

-lime slice, for garnish

Pour all of the ingredients except the lime into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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