A dry martini is a martini that has little or no vermouth. If you order a martini ‘extra dry,’ you will receive even less or no vermouth in the drink.
Martini with ice cubes. Martinis are often prepared with gin and vermouth, and they are garnished with olives to serve as an appetizer. When compared to a regular Martini, a Wet Martini is often sweeter.
Why is a dry martini called dry?
- When the phrase ″dry martini″ was first coined, it referred to a martini made with white vermouth, which is generally considered to be drier than other varieties of vermouth.
- These days, ordering a dry martini is just another way of requesting less vermouth in your drink.
- Wet martinis have a larger percentage of vermouth to gin than dry martinis.
- A basic dry martini is made up of 5 or 6 parts gin to 1 part vermouth, depending on the recipe.
What does a martini dry taste like?
To put it another way, the flavor of a Martini changes depending on how it is prepared and served. When made into the traditional or classic Martini, the gin taste will be quite intense, with the juniper flavors being plainly discernible. To this is added the dry and somewhat sweet flavor of vermouth, which works nicely with the crisp and refreshing gin to create a delicious cocktail.
What makes a Martini Extra Dry?
- History. The martini has a long and illustrious history that has been clouded by folklore and myth.
- Recipe. Pour 2 ounces of gin and approximately 1 ounce of dry vermouth into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes and stir well.
- Extra Dry
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