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Cocktail Friday: Dirty Martinis

March 10, 2017
Author: Kelly Elarbee

Its Cocktail Friday here at The Specialist Works US and we are keeping it classy with some delicious dirty martinis! The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. However, this cocktail is more than just any alcoholic beverage. Through the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken called it "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet" and its "the elixir of quietude" for E. B. White.

The monumental drink was created in 1863 by an Italian vermouth maker who started marketing their product under the brand name of Martini, after its director Alessandro Martini. Since then, the martini has become a classic within the advertising world and society. The martini is known for its signature V-shaped glass and has earned itself a top spot in todays pop culture with its iconic status. The cocktail now comes in many different styles and variations. Whether its Carrie Bradshaw sipping on her signature Cosmopolitan martini or James Bond drinking his Vesper martini saying the historic phrase, "Shaken. Not stirred," the world recognizes the never-changing martini look. That is what great advertising and marketing produces; an image that becomes recognizable to the audiences. 

Want to prepare your own iconic cocktail?

Ingredients: 2.5 oz Gin or vodka

                 .5 oz Dry vermouth                     

                 .5 oz Olive brine

Preparation: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with olives.