When one thinks about the Classic Martini, images of spies in tuxedos with models draped on their arm or of an extremely elegant couple toasting each other as they sip that smooth, cold drink, can’t help but spring to mind. The Martini has developed a genuine “reputation” and we were curious, just where did the Martini come from?
Some say that Professor Jerry Thomas of San Francisco back in 1850 was the creator but others tell the story of the bartender named Martini that was responsible sometime in 1912. But ask the folks that live in Martinez, California and they will tell you that it was a gentleman by the name of Julio Richelieu. Suffice it to say, no one knows for sure.
One thing we know is that it has two sides to it’s personality, one sweet and one dry. In the very early days the sweet version was most popular with the dry version showing up in the early 1900s. It was prohibition that ultimately led to the rise of the dry martini and the fall of the sweet varieties. When Tom Gin was replaced with the London Dry (bathtub) gin that was prevalent in the day, it meant the end of the sweetened martinis.
The history of the drink is not very clear which immediately makes us think of the Dirty Martini which is made with a bit of olive juice making it’s appearance rather “dirty”.
Here at Coastal Beverages we have helped in the creation of a whole new world of choices when it comes to making that perfect martini.
These are some fabulous recipes for you to try:
With so many different types of martinis to make, we want to be sure that you really enjoy the taste sensations of each one. Our goal is to make your drink, whatever it may be, taste better. But we also understand that in today’s economy, cost is a factor, so not only have we created a great tasting, real product, but its pricing also happens to be consistent with the artificial stuff.
When you are planning your next Martini Party, contact us and invite Coastal Beverages to be part of your celebration and then wait for the raves. Trust us, they have never tasted anything like this before.