A Vodka Martini simply replaces the traditional base spirit of gin with vodka for an equally punchy little drink. The first mention of this variant appears in Ted Saucier’s 1951 book Bottoms Up.
[short excerpt from Cocktails of the Movies]
2 oz / 50 ml vodka
1⁄2 oz / 12.5 ml dry vermouth
1 strip lemon zest