Tag: Martini

Dry Martini recipe: a brief introduction to this king of cocktails

The Dry Martini recipe is an essential spec to know. It’s the drink that made Hemingway’s protagonist feel “civilised,” in A Farewell To Arms: “The sandwiches came and I ate three and drank a couple more martinis. I had never tasted anything so cool and clean,” he writes.

Classic: Martinez

No one really knows who invented the Martinez. Big shock there. Some say it’s named for a guy called Martinez who whipped together some gin and vermouth. Others credit it to the Granddaddy of all things bartending, the Professor Jerry Thomas who created it for a fella who travelled to Martinez, California every day.

The Dry Martini

The 1906 Hoffman House Bartenders Guide published what can be considered the first recipe for the Dry Martini.

Sparkling New Additions to the Martini Family

This autumn, Martini has extended its signature range with the addition of three new sparkling wine variants and an exciting new vermouth. The overall range has also been modernised in striking new packaging to capture the eye of the increasingly style conscious consumer.

COCKTAILS: The Wet Martini

The dryness of a martini is determined by the amount of extra dry vermouth used – ironically, the less extra dry vermouth the more dry the martini. If we go back in time, we will find many incarnations of the famed Martini and the further we go, the more vermouth is used.