The Martini cocktail was created as an elegant cocktail in North America at the end of the XIX century as a mix of gin and vermouth.
Since it was invented, the proportions of drinks in it have been changed so many times. In addition, this depends on personal preferences and trends in the beverage industry.
For instance, you might like the Martini recipe in a ratio that is more reminiscent of Winston Churchill’s favourite ratio: “I pour a glass of gin, and then I glance at the bottle of vermouth that stands in the farthest corner of my office…”.
Nowadays Martini cocktails are still one of the most popular drinks all around the world. Most importantly, we want you to be prepared to take the order correctly. As you remember, here at BAR-SKILLS.COM
We make our customers care about what they drink.
Follow these easy five steps and you will exceed the expectation of your customers:
1. SELECT THE BASE COMPONENT. VODKA OR GIN.
So, first ask what your customer prefers to drink gin or vodka.
Initially, the martini was conceived as a gin cocktail.
For instance, those who choose a gin can opt for several options, including the traditional London dry, a gin with a hint of citrus, or a sweeter and richer version.
It is easier with vodka. Vodka still has much less variants than gin, but you might still play around with flavours and base ingredients.
You might even ask about Vermouth preferences, in case you have some in your bar.
2. UP SALE. ADVISE YOUR CUSTOMERS.
Certainly increasing your sales is definitely beneficial for you as a bartender. However, rather than pushing for the most expensive spirit just check with your guests the brand preferences, and/or recommend one that will……. the drink. It will not only help you to personalize your service but also might bring you extra sales/tips. Above all, make sure you know the products you have in the bar.
3. DECIDE HOW TO MIX IT. SHAKE OR STIR?
Another question to ask is to shake or to stir.
Some martini drinkers prefer to shake (if you do not know how to do this, consult James Bond or in addition check out our SHAKER info).
But most bartenders will advise you to stir it.
Each method has its own advantage and disadvantage, but the rule is: – if you are using only spirits, stir it, otherwise- use a shaker.
4. CHOOSE YOUR GARNISH.
Above all, a martini glass is accompanied by olives or lemon twists. For example, you might offer a less common adornment lime or grapefruit.
5. HOW TO SERVE? STRAIGHT UP OR ON THE ROCKS.
Simple as that. Meanwhile, just double-checks with your guest how they would like Martini to be served: straight up, on the rocks, or maybe dirty ice on the side.
ONCE YOU HAVE MASTERED THE BASIC MARTINI LOOK, TRY A FEW MORE OPTIONS
Dirty. This type of martini, certainly, is ordered by those who are hungry))). Simply add olive brine (about 1oz/30 ml). The effect is excellent.
Gibson. The only thing that distinguishes Gibson from a regular martini is pickled onions, therefore, which are placed in a glass as a garnish on a skewer.
Vesper. This cocktail is named after the bravest Bond girl. Moreover, this is a mix of delicate, floral gin and vodka and a fragrant French aperitif Lillete Blanc with a lemon twist.
An inverted martini. In fact, this is a regular martini with the ratio of alcohol to vermouth in the opposite way, that is, mainly with vermouth.
A tired martini. This cocktail is strong: vodka or gin is mixed with Scotch whiskey instead of vermouth.
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