‘Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?’ If you are a fan of James Bond then you must have already guessed it by now. We are talking about his favorite drink which is a Martini. If you know you know. Thinking about making yourself a sophisticated drink then you need to try Peach Martini, if you want to find out how then continue reading. A Martini is a popular cocktail that is most often prepared with gin and vermouth and then garnished using some olives or lemon twists.
Historically a martini was a drink that was very popular in the roaring twenties. It was then prepared by adding dry vermouth and dry gin in a ratio of 1:2. These drinks were added to a stirring glass with some ice cubes and then mixed well. How to garnish the drink depends on the drinker to choose between an olive and a lemon twist. It gradually developed and is a popular choice for so many people.
The Evolution Of Martini
Since the 1920s a martini has evolved a lot. When earlier it was prepared by adding the drinks in the ratio of 2:1 for gin and dry vermouth, it increased to 3:1 in the next year and 4:1 the year after that. In the twentieth century, the ratio increased to 15:1 and goes to 100:1.
Types of Martini
If you think you only have a martini in a single kind then you are mistaken as it has so many types that depend on the number of drinks you add to it. Here are some of the popular kinds of martini that are loved by people
1. Dry Martini
A dry Martini is prepared by adding gin and dry, white Vermouth which was very popular in the later twenties.
2. A Wet Martini
In a wet martini, the quantity of vermouth is equal to gin which means both the drinks are in a 50:50 ratio.
3. An upside-down Martini
This one is different because like in a usual martini you add more gina and less vermouth, but in an upside-down Martini or a reverse Martini, the quantity of Vermouth is more than gin.
4. Dirty Martini
The name does not mean anything wrong just that in this you add olives or olive juice to the drink. You even garnish the drink with an olive on a toothpick.
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In all these different kinds, a perfect martini has equal amounts of dry vermouth and is garnished with an olive.
Variations Of A Martini
If you are not aware of this then let us tell you that a Martini comes in many variations and James Bond’s Martini is one of them. If you remember, he asked to add Vodka to his Martini instead of gin. In a Vesper Martini gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet in equal quantities. Another variation is a porn-star Martini which also has Vodka instead of Gin. The vodka is vanilla in flavor mixed with some passion fruit juice and served in a martini glass.
A martini comes in the category of hard drinks but if you are not a big fan of drinking hard drinks neat then you can also have a martini on the rocks by pouring the drink on the ice cubes and serving it in a regular old fashioned glass.
Peach Martini Cocktail Recipe
Like we just discussed the different variations of a martini you can also enjoy it as a peach martini. In this recipe, you add peachy juice to the drink to make the best fruity drink that helps you to relax and soothes your senses.
Ingredients you Need
To make the drink you need to have these
- Peach Schnapps
- Peach Juice
- Lemon twists (for garnishing)
1. Get the Ingredients
To make the peach martini, you have to be prepared with all the ingredients like vodka, peach juice, ice et cetera so that you don’t have to go looking for them every time.
2. Add ice into the Shaker
For the next step, fill the cocktail shaker half full with crushed ice. Also, don’t forget to add some ice to the martini glass as well to prepare it for pouring the drink. A martini tastes best when the serving glass is chilled too.
3. Add the Drinks
Into the cocktail shaker add the drinks that are vodka, peach schnapps, peach juice in the ratio of 2:1:1. After this put the cap on the shaker and shake it well for 20-25 seconds.
4. Pour the Drinks
After mixing it well in the shaker, strain the drink and pour it into the chilled martini glass.
5. Garnish the Drink
It is very important to make the drink look appealing and for that, you can use lime peels or twists and if you want you can change this with an olive too.
Peach Martini Cocktail works well for sophisticated business meetings and even can be enjoyed at home on a relaxing night-in. You can easily prepare this drink and you don’t even have to be professionally trained or anything. If you are planning for a small party or a reunion for your friends then you can serve this drink.
Tips to Make it Better
- If you want to add a nice color to the drink then you can add some cranberry juice to give a pretty pinkish color to your drink.
- If you are not a big fan of this drink being too sweet because of the peach juice then you can balance it out by adding a bit of lime juice to it.
- If you do not have a peach juice available then you can change it with triple sec or a peach flavored vodka in the same quantity and it will do the trick.
So with all these tips and garnishing ideas you are ready to woo your guests next time you decide to serve a peach martini cocktail.
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