For all the cocktail fanatics all over the world, a martini scores very high in their chart. Martini is one of the most favourite alcohol based drink. The origin of this darling of cocktail lovers is not clear. But many are there who are quite eager to take the credit of its invention. But still it has been accepted to be an American drink.
It has been celebrated in Hollywood movies a big time. Even the fictitious characters like James Bond, detective Nick Charles could not save themselves from its charm. Big names like Winston Churchill, US president Franklin D Roosevelt, Cary grant were big martini enthusiasts.
Martini is generally concocted with gin and dry vermouth. They are the basic ingredients. But it has many more versions. It can be concocted with rum, vodka, brandy, tequila, wine or bourbon. But the conservatives would not be too happy. They do not allow a drink to be called martini without gin in it. But over last 40 to 50 years vodka martini has become increasingly popular.
In fact now-a-days if you order for a martini you might get it with vodka. So now the most important part, have you ever made martini at home? You have relished it in parties, nightclubs and pubs. Must have seen the bartenders shaking it and doing their juggling and tricks with the mixing glasses. Martini belongs to the royal club of cocktails. Every bartender must know how to make one. And if you want to impress your buddies, try it out.
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