DIRECTIONS Combine liquid ingredients either gin or vodka, olive, cranberry, apple, watermelon juice and a splash of vermouth with crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass add an olive, lemon twist, or even a shrimp to garnish .
The mythical MARTINI: shaken at least 201 ways inspired this artwork as well as endless tales, folklore, music and historical theorizing.
Despite a popular story that the functional shape of the large rim martini glass was invented during Prohibition to make it quick to down all the alcohol during a police raid on a speak easy actually the martini glass was formally introduced in the 1925 Paris Exhibition as a modernist take on the Champagne coupe. . Another myth is that the Martini company invented vermouth – the drink was born in 1863, in Pessione, just outside of Turin, Italy – but Martini added some special local herbs that were much more flavorful and they quickly dominated the vermouth market. . So much so that In year two Martini won its first gold medal; by year five it was exporting to New York; and in 1868, King Victor Emmanuel II gave his blessing for the brand to use the Savoy coat of arms!
Today, the town of Martinez, California advertises itself as the birthplace in 1860 of this famed and popular drink mainly because the bartender threw an olive into a drink.
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