Before James Bond latched onto the Martini, the Vesper was his cocktail of choice.
This may be the quintessential classic cocktail. Strong, simple and elegant, the Martini is timeless.
Why do people order dry vodka martinis? Is it because they don’t know what else to order? Is it the herding effect? Or do people actually think they taste good? This is as much a study in psychology as it is in drinking trends. Remember the term “monkey see, monkey do”, that’s how I sometimes feel at the bar. People will order what others order, not because they necessarily know what they are getting, but […]
Almost every bartender has had a request for a French Martini. What strikes me odd about this cocktails is that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of French in this cocktail. But then again so many cocktails suffer from this problem. The part that makes this cocktail French is the Chambord raspberry liqueur. The vodka and pineapple juice are not that French, but they do combine nicely in this cocktail, in a martini fashion. […]