Bartending: 10 cold facts no one will tell you about Martinis

Next time you walk into a bar and start making  an order from the bartender  requesting for Dry Martini, make sure you have read these facts so you are sure you are making the right request and using the right words. 
Bartending: 10 cold facts no one will tell you about Martinis


  1. A Martini is a drink, not a glass type.
  2. A dry martini has less vermouth , while a wet martini has more. 
  3. A  Martini is 5 parts Gin, 1 part dry vermouth with lemon Twist or olive. 
  4. Different garnishes that accompanies Martinis are Lemon,, Olives aor pickled onions . With onion it’s called a Gibson.
  5. Vodka , Gin or a combination of both (Vesper) is the acceptable drink to make Martinis. If you like vodka, it’s a Vodkatini, or Vodka Martini. 
  6. Don’t ask for the “Martini List” but for the Cocktail list. 
  7. A stemmed glass is called a cocktail glass, not a martini glass. 
  8. A Burnt Martini is one that's been doused with a touch of smoky whisky.
  9. There is no 'perfect Martini' but a well prepared and flawless Martini. Usually a Martini that's made with gin and a 1:1 ratio of dry vermouth and sweet vermouth is wrongly referred to as Perfect Martini. 
  10. Forget how James Bond likes his Martinis. Martinis should be stirred not shaken. Shaking can lead to over-dilution and small shards of broken ice in the drink, whereas stirring results in a velvety, well-blended tipple.

 Try this Martini Recipe

Ingredients:
1/2 oz (1 part) Dry vermouth, 3 oz (6 parts) Gin

Drink procedure:

Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain in chilled martini cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink, or garnish with olive.

Serving:
Straight (Without  ice)  or on the rocks (With ice)

Garnish:
Twist of lemon, olive or pickled onion

Served in :
Cocktail glass


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