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Who among you doesn’t drink or even taste a martini? Well, you’re falling behind my friend. Martini is a well-know drink popularized by western culture. It is said that it was created by a virtual mythology. Because of many legendary historical and fictional figures who favored it. Although the exact origin of this drink is still unknown or who invented it. Recipes are far back as the early 1860. Became the world’s most popular drink ever made.

Martini has become an Icon for cocktails. No bars in this world who doesn’t offer martini. It is the nightlife of most Northern Americans. You can enjoy your martini with some garnished add on like an olive for example. Or mixing up with some chocolate, lemon drop, healthy fruit etc.

Martini appears in some book novels and movies. Take for example the famous Ian Flemings’ James Bond novel and films. Where James bond like to drink his dry martini to be shaken not stirred.

Many recipes are available in the Internet. You can browse and check the entire recipe and make your own martini drink at the comfort of your home. You can even serve it when you have a small gathering with friends or with your family.

The Martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth and garnished with an olive. The “”Kangaroo”" has become known as a “”Vodka Martini”", but most purists reject this. Likewise, the cocktail glass is mistakenly referred to as a “”martini glass”". H. L. Mencken once called the martini “”the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet, and E. B. White called it the elixir of quietude.”" It is also the drink of the one-time “”three-martini lunch”" of business executives.
A cocktail glass is a stemmed glass which has a cone-shaped bowl placed upon a stem above a flat base. It is mainly used to serve cocktails. Its form derives from the fact that all cocktails are traditionally served chilled and contain an aromatic element.

The martini has become a symbol for cocktails and North American nightlife in general; American bars often have on their signs a picture of a conical martini glass garnished with an olive. In Martini, Straight Up: The Classic American Cocktail, Lowell Edmunds, a classics professor and doyen of martini lore, analyzes the cocktail’s symbolic potency in considerable depth.

Lastly, the Perfect Martini is a martini made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth.