Facts about Martini Recipes
A Martini is a cocktail which was originally made with a gin base. However, times and tastes change and during the 1990's the classic gin martini was joined by the modern vodka Martini, at first referred to as a Vodkatini. Additional ingredients were added to provide a great range of drinks now classified as flavored Martini Cocktail recipes.
The History of Martini Recipes
Impress your friends with your knowledge of the origins and history of Martini recipes! There are no definitive facts about the origin and history of martinis but the most generally accepted story is that in the 1860's a bartender named Jerry Thomas created the famous drink whilst working in the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. He is believed to have created the first martini recipes and named them after the nearby town of Martinez.
Classic Martini Recipes
The Classic Martini recipes contains two parts gin and one part dry vermouth. The classic Extra Dry Martini recipes contains dry gin and just a dash of dry vermouth. The classic 'Gin & It' Martini recipes contains equal parts of gin and vermouth. These classic Martini recipes are correctly served as cold as possible. Gin should be cooled in a freezer ( drinks with more than about 30% alcohol (60 proof) will not freeze ) and vermouth should be cooled in a refrigerator in order to retain its flavor. Classic Martini recipes also recommend that the glass and shaker are also chilled. In classic Martini recipes the Gin should be poured in the shaker / container first, over ice. Additional ingredients are added according to the largest quantities. Classic Martini recipes are traditionally garnished with an olive or with lemon peel. Using an onion as a garnish makes the drink a Gibson. The classic Sweet Martini recipes are made with gin and sweet red vermouth, and may be garnished with a maraschino cherry instead of an olive or lemon peel.
Calories in Martinis
The calorie count in martinis and its nutrition value is clearly dependent on the ingredients and quantities consumed. However, a good guide to the the calories in martinis are as follows:
- Calorie count in Martinis: 1oz Gin = 64 Calories in 80 Proof Gin
- Calorie count in Martinis: 1oz Vodka = 64 Calories in 80 Proof Vodka
- Calorie count in Martinis: 1oz Brandy = 64 Calories in 80 Proof Brandy
- Calorie count in Martinis: 1oz Rum = 64 Calories in 80 Proof Rum
- Cholesterol = None
- Saturated fat = None
- Sodium content = Very Low
- Sugar content = None
Low calorie martinis and its nutrition value must take into account the calorie count in the alcohol. To create low calorie recipes Martinis replace any mixers with fresh fruit juice and omit any sugar or syrup.
Free Martini Recipes
These free Martini Recipes are suitable for:
- Drinks at your home bar
The list of free Martini Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients. Exercise your bartending skills, use decorations and unusual drinking glasses and drink coasters to become the bartender of your own personal bar which serves modern and classic Martini Recipes!