Every bar, every restaurant, every venue that you attend, a Martini will be on the menu.
It’s simple, classic, and for many, it’s their go-to cocktail. The nice thing about the Martini is the little number of ingredients that are needed. Just gin or vodka, vermouth, and a garnish that is usually a lemon peel or olive. Most people will already have these ingredients on hand.
Martinis have been around since the early 1800s and while the origin has gone through a game of telephone, the drink is a classic. With so many variations of this drink, there’s bound to be one that’s suitable to everyone’s liking.
Here a few things to keep in mind when ordering a Martini:
- A dry Martini is made with little to no dry vermouth.
- A perfect Martini will have both dry and sweet vermouth.
- A dirty Martini contains olive brine or juice.
Here is a classic recipe for this classic cocktail.
- 2 1/2 oz. Gin or Vodka
- 1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
- Lemon Peel or Olives
Preparation: Chill the Martini glass before serving by placing it in the freezer. Place the gin or vodka and dry vermouth into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain the mixture into your chilled Martini glass and garnish with a lemon peel or olive.
Tip: Pinch the back of the lemon peel over the Martini. Rub the peel around the rim of the glass then drop it in.
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