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With so many styles and mixes the Martini world can be confusing. Classic Martinis are still popular with "Pink Gin" or "Smoky Martini" to name just two. Then there's the "you've got to try this" essential collection which includes the "Dirty Martini", "Perfect" and the "50/50". So what's the difference? Where the perfect is a mixture of both dry and sweet vermouth, plus a good quality gin, the dirty is just the dry vermouth with the choice of either gin or vodka, finished off with olive juice.
A dirty martini is a simple cocktail using either Gin or Vodka with Dry Vermouth, olive brine and garnised with a green olive.
No one really knows where it originated from but any bond fan will remember Daniel Craig ordering his Martini "Dirty" in Casino Royale. The scene was used to emphasise his anger at the time as its not his normal drink, we all knows that's a
However, its not one of the favourites with bartenders, if made incorrectly it can be very distasteful but prepared properly can be a stunning drink.
"5 to 1" that is the preferred ration for right balance of a Dry Martini as stated by David Embury who experimented extensively looking for the perfect taste. I for one would've loved to be at that party.
Some prefer more Gin than Vermouth and so 6:1, 7:1 or even 10:1 can be a perfect Dry Martini for certain palettes.
Martini Cocktail serving ideas are available from Chef & Bar Supplies. The classic 'cocktail' which probably owes much of its popularity to James Bond 'shaken not stirred'. This Gin variation is a perfect alternative for the Gin fan as opposed to the vodka martini.
Currently one of the most popular cocktails on many bar menu's, it was originally created in Australia and started to enter the London cocktail scene around 2003. The passion fruit, which is known to be an aphrodisiac is where it gets it's name. Eat the passion fruit first before drinking the Champagne and then enjoy cocktail.
Martini Cocktail serving ideas are available from Chef & Bar Supplies. The classic 'cocktail' which probably owes much of its popularity to James Bond 'shaken not stirred'.