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Martini Cocktail

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The Martini cocktail is a drink built with gin, dry vermouth, and bitters.

Martini Cocktail Cocktail Info

The Martini is a classic cocktail that originated in the United States during the late 19th century. It is believed to have originated in San Francisco in the 1860s when a bartender named Jerry Thomas created a drink called the Martinez. The Martinez consisted of gin, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, and maraschino liqueur.

Over time, the recipe for the Martinez evolved, and the maraschino liqueur was replaced with a dash of orange bitters. This new version of the drink became known as the Martini, and it quickly gained popularity among wealthy and fashionable patrons of the time and was often served in high-end bars and restaurants.

In the early 20th century, the Martini became associated with American bar culture, often serving as a pre-dinner drink to stimulate the appetite.

During the Prohibition era in the United States, the Martini became popular among bootleggers and illegal speakeasies. The dry, crisp flavor of the Martini made it a perfect choice to mask the taste of low-quality, bootleg gin.

After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the Martini became a popular choice at bars and restaurants, and it remains a classic cocktail to this day. The Martini has undergone many variations over the years, with different types of gin and vermouth, as well as a variety of garnishes, including olives and lemon twists.

The Martini Flavor Profile

The flavor profile of a martini cocktail is dry, crisp, and often slightly bitter. The gin flavor is the most prominent in a martini, with the vermouth adding a sweet and herbaceous note. The addition of orange bitters can add a subtle citrus and spice flavor to the drink, while the garnish, such as an olive or lemon twist, can also contribute to the overall flavor profile. Overall, the taste of a martini is well-balanced and refined, with a clean and refreshing finish.

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Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Gin
  • 20 ml Dry Vermouth
  • 1 dash Orange Bitter

Instructions

  • Add ice to your shaker.
  • Add your ingredients.
  • Shake it cold.
  • Strain into a Martini glass.
  • Garnish with olives or a lemon peel.
  • Serve!

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Nutrition
Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg
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