The Martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the Martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages.
The exact origin of the martini is unclear. In 1863, an Italian vermouth maker started marketing their product under the brand name of Martini, after its director Alessandro Martini, and the brand name may be the source of the cocktail’s name.
50 ml Gin
1-2 Teaspoons Dry Vermouth
A dry Martini is made with dry, white vermouth.
A dirty Martini contains a splash of olive brine or olive juice and is typically garnished with an olive.
A perfect Martini uses equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth.
007 – James Bond Method
10ml Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano.
Shaken not Stirred Method:
Shake all the ingredients with ice in a shaker, then pour into a chilled martini glass or – if you have one – a champagne goblet. Add a lemon twist.
Straight: Pour all ingredients into mixing glass Stir well. Strain in chilled martini cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink, or garnish with olive.
Shaken: Shake ingredients with ice and pour into a very chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with either a lemon twist or an olive.
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