A Martini is a cocktail which was originally made with a gin base.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.
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
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.
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
Calorie count in Martinis: 1oz Rum = 64 Calories in 80 Proof Rum
Cholesterol = None
Saturated fat = None
Sodium content = Very Low
Sugar content = None
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
free Martini Recipes are suitable for:
Drinks at your home bar
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!