In cocktail mixology courses you will also learn history…
Martini the cocktail has become world famous thanks to the Bond movies. The fictional spy James Bond also called 007 drinks only martini and likes his shaken not stirred! It is one of those iconic drinks that never goes out of style and has been endorsed by many a famous man down the ages including Ernest Hemingway.
So what is a martini?
A martini is a gin based classic American cocktail. The history of this drink is as murky as it can get. Many claim its name and origin to be the town of Martinez in California during the Gold Rush of the 1800s. Apparently a gold miner having struck it rich wanted to celebrated with Champagne, since he did not have Champagne the bartender concocted a special drink for him with what he had in hand, gin, vermouth, bitters and maraschino liqueur.