Ah, the Martini.
A cocktail that’s been a staple of American cocktail culture—from the smoky speakeasy days of prohibition to the legendary 3-Martini business lunches of the 50’s and 60’s.
No other cocktail is so well known, yet wrapped in such mystery.
It’s not hard to learn how to make a Martini. The basic components are clear enough: gin and dry vermouth, chilled and served up on a stem with an olive or a twist.
But there are a few things about this cocktail that continue to be debated even 150 years after its invention:
- Vodka or gin?
- How much vermouth to use, if any at all?
- Shaken vs. stirred?
- And just where did it actually get invented?
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