Demystifying the martini: 4 steps for perfecting the classic cocktail

Demystifying the Martini: 4 Steps for Perfecting the Classic Cocktail

With all its many styles, variations and forms, the martini continues to be a mainstay among Americans. In fact, the wildly popular martini is the second best-selling cocktail nationwide, according to Nielsen. While the exact origin may be disputed, it is believed that the first martini was created with gin in Martinez, California, during the Gold Rush. Since then the martini has earned a place of honor in pop culture, marked as James Bond’s cocktail of choice (“shaken, not stirred”) and lauded as “so cool and clean” in Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms.” Though some may think of the martini […]