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There is no cocktail with so many variations…the martini! The martini is one of the most iconic cocktails of all time. People have been drinking it for a century. The thing is: so many different drinks can be called a martini! Here are the two main categories of martinis: Looking for martini recipes? Want to learn how to make a classic martini? Try our ideas below, then check out our gin cocktails and vodka cocktails. Martini Recipe: 15 Best Types of Martinis – a Couple Cooks There is no cocktail with so many variations…the martini
Essentially, the martini is a mix of London dry gin or vodka and French dry vermouth, stirred over ice, strained and poured into an ice-cold cocktail glass. Lemon zest or a good-quality green olive is the usual garnish. There are plenty of twists on this classic cocktail, as you will see below.
London dry gin is the classic gin used for a martini, but one of our favourites is Plymouth or Sipsmith London dry gin with Noilly Prat, served straight-up with a lemon twist. It’s simple and classic. Check out our favourite British gins. (Source: www.olivemagazine.com)
www.allrecipeWay way too much vermouth. If you want a perfect (dry) martini showcasing your preferred vodka here it is: Pour vodka in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir/shake until chilled. In a chilled martini glass, pour approximately 1/2 ounce or less vermouth and swirl it fully around, rim to rim. Quickly pour vermouth out. Add strained vodka to vermouth swirled glass, garnish and voila! Perfect vodka martini.
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With only 3 essential ingredients, a classic martini is one of the easiest cocktails around. The martini's simplicity has no bearing on its elegance. You will feel on top of the world after your first sip. Before you start, make sure your vodka and vermouth is quality—since they make up the drink, the cheap stuff just won't do. You can save the cheap stuff for our Peanut Butter Cup Martini. ðŸ˜‚ (Source: www.delish.com)
For the vodka-based cocktail, see Vodka martini. For other uses, see Martini.
Coffee lovers, here’s the cocktail for you! Meet the Espresso Martini. This one is an ideal pick-me-up for a lazy afternoon or an after-dinner drink…it even doubles as dessert! Bittersweet coffee pairs perfectly with the rich sweetness of Kahlua. Add vodka and the trio makes a full-flavored sophisticated drink that tastes like much more than the sum of its parts. It’s cool, frothy, and just sweet enough. Watch out: these go down easy.
When it comes to cocktails, the Martini is a grand dame behind the bar. Despite the phrase “shaken not stirred” made famous by the Vodka Martini in the James Bond films, the Martini is a classic cocktail that needs only a simple stir for the ingredients to come together.
It is the quintessential cocktail. But for a recipe involving just two ingredients, the debate over its correct preparation is endless. Vodka or gin? How wet? How cold? Shaken or stirred? And should you ever use salt? (Source: www.theguardian.com)