Ten ‘quite interesting’ facts about cocktails

19th October, 2017 by Michael J Ritchie

The Martini’s origins are something of a mystery

The Martini is one of the world’s most famous cocktails, helped along by James Bond’s frequent indulgence. Where it comes from, however, is more of a mystery.

Some people claim that it’s just a drier version of a Martinez, an older cocktail. There’s another theory that places its origins in Martinez, California, and others suggest that it comes from Italy’s Martini & Rossi.

Whatever the case, many bartenders argue that shaking a Martini will lead to a poor, over-diluted drink. Despite what James Bond has taught us, the best Martinis really are stirred and not shaken, they claim.

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