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Also Known As: Dry Martini
The icon of the cocktail culture.
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Volume: 3.0 oz
Alcohol units: 3.3 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 36%
Times viewed: 60928
Average Score: 8.0 (26 votes)
The origin of the drink seems to come from the Martinez cocktail. An old drink from the late 1800's named after the Californian town.
This classic Martini recipe is also called a Dry Martini to outline it being done with Dry Vermouth. It can also mean to use less vermouth in the drink.
"Shaken, not stirred" is James Bond's famous catch phrase when he orders a Martini. Gin-based drinks are usually stirred, for the drink to retain its crystal clear appearence. Like Bond however, some prefer their drinks shaken. Shaking the drink makes the drink cooler and adds more ice water to it, along with tiny ice shards. In the end, it's all a matter of taste, there is no single best way to serve a Martini.
A Martini garnished with cocktail onions is called a Gibson.
A Girly Martini for Sex in the City fans
A nice after-meal from Asia
A nice dessert cocktail, sure to impress any girl.
A very simple and tasty Martini.
A popular variant of the classic Martini.
Now more popular than the classic gin Martini, the Vodkatini.
A Martini with an extra olive taste.
The Martini invented by James Bond 007 in Casino Royale.
Refreshing martini with a hint of cucumber!
This is maybe the wettest possible Martini with its equal parts gin and vermouth.
Now typically the Martini is a Gin drink. Although the Vodka comes as a very trendy and fit replacement, it still counts as some kind of surrogate. And despite all that I just can't imagine a Gin variant of the Violet Martini - the vanilla adds its unique aroma, and hence we have this dessert treasure.
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Bond is wrong - just stir the damn thing!
Comment by johnniepop on 2015-07-22 02:55:29
Added by David on 2009-11-12 15:25:48
Last updated on 2014-09-07 11:27:41