Every now and then a drink can be a bit lighter and doesn’t have to come up with a high dose of a spirit. The Bamboo Cocktail is a wonderfully fresh, fairly dry and slightly aromatic drink. The 1:1 mixture of dry sherry and dry vermouth is rounded off with a few Dashes Orange Bitters. Some recipes add Angostura … Read more Bamboo Cocktail – the Fresh and Dry Drink from Japan
Cucumber Martini is yet another twist to the original Martini. Simply muddle in a few slices of fresh cucumber in the shaker and then make the Martini on it. This drink is refreshingly cool. And if you choose the right gin, that makes it even better. The Right Gin (or Vodka) The Martini is a … Read more Cucumber Martini – Cool and Very Refreshing!
Unlike the fruity Apple Martini, this drink resembles its namesake more closely. It is made with the same ingredients as the dirty Martini, with the extra apple cider vinegar. And it is not sweet as the Appletini. Imagine the savory dirty Martini with a smack of sour apples. That is how this cocktail tastes. It … Read more Dry Apple Martini – with Apple Cider Vinegar
The Watermelon Martini is not a real martini, but is still known by this name. It is a fresh and delicious cocktail ideal for outdoor gatherings, especially on hot summer days. This nutrient-rich long drink only requires 4 ingredients and a few minutes of preparation. Not only is watermelon low in calories, it also contains a good amount of … Read more Watermelon Martini – Great Summer Cocktail Recipe
The Dirty Martini is a cocktail based on the classic Martini. It gets its name from the fact that the “dirty” olive brine is added to the cocktail. You can get it mostly in the USA. In Europe for some reason it is rather frowned upon to add the brine. President Roosevelt is said to … Read more Dirty Martini – Delicious and Salty Take on the Martini
Vodka Martini is famous as James Bond’s favorite drink. In Casino Royale, Bond ordered a drink and asked the barkeeper to prepare according to the following recipe: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one measure of vodka and half a measure of Kina Lillet.”. He wanted it shaken and with a slice of lemon. Of course, mixing … Read more Vodka Martini – Recipe for James Bond’s Favorite Drink
The dry martini is the king of cocktails. It is a drink by which every bartender has to be measured and around which there are more stories than any other cocktail. More vermouth or more gin? Olive or lemon zest? Orange bitters or not? And of course the all-important question: shaken or stirred? It is … Read more Dry Martini – Recipe Details and Ingredient Combinations