Florence Pugh's Signature Martini Is Basically Just Chilled Vodka

Ever since mankind stirred up the divine concoction known as a martini decades ago, people have served the simple classic in a plethora of ways. The reverence for the cocktail expands well over bar tables with countless references in films and, of course, literature. Sean Connery's James Bond famously first asked for his martini to be "shaken, not stirred" in "Dr. No," the 1962 installment of the spy film series, per Y.M.Cinema Magazine. After sipping his gin and vermouth, Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" protagonist Frederic Henry pours his feelings into words that went like, "I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized" (via Food Republic).

Cocktails come and go, but the martini has stood the test of time. It's criminally easy to make, and people often dial it up to their liking. Dry, dirty, shaken, stirred — there are no rules when it comes to how you enjoy your martini. Actor Florence Pugh knows it, and she likes to shake it up in a unique way.

Florence Pugh's signature martini raised some eyebrows

"Don't Worry Darling" star Florence Pugh graced the January 2023 cover of Vogue and she kept the shoot fun and entertaining with her signature martini with a twist.

Before showing off her prowess as a cook by making some delicious-looking garlic crostini in a YouTube video by Vogue, Pugh revealed she usually enjoys a drink while cooking, and her favorite happens to be a martini. Her key ingredients are vodka, lemon, and ice. That's it, no vermouth or bitters. Pugh chills her glass, wipes the inside of the glass with a lemon peel, and pours in the vodka and ice after giving it a good shake

"I love how her "vodka martini" is literally just vodka and lemon peel. Icon," one YouTube user commented. While many enjoyed watching the delightful actress make her favorite cocktail, some opined that a martini without a hint of vermouth is not a martini at all. "Martini without a hint of vermouth is not a martini at all," a TikTok user commented on a clip shared on the platform. "An extra dry martini (no vermouth) with a twist. So, yes. Just shaken vodka with a lemon peel," another user shared.

Pugh's signature martini is close to a Churchill Martini, which is essentially gin and ice with an olive garnish. Love it or hate it, the movie star's cocktail looks undeniably refreshing and acceptable. As long as it gets the job done, right?