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What's the difference between Martini and Cocktail?

As mentioned, a (dry) martini is a drink made with gin or vodka and vermouth. The first definition of a cocktail, given in 1806 in the Balance and Columbian Repository (Hudson, New York), is a mixed drink of spirit, sweet, bitters and water. As mentioned, a (dry) martini is a drink made with gin or vodka and vermouth.

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Also know, what classifies a drink as a martini?

From there, the short answer: A Martini is a cocktail containing unequal portions of gin and dry vermouth (in a ratio of somewhere between 2:1 and 15:1, inclusive) served chilled, in a conical stemmed glass, garnished with either a green olive or a lemon twist.

Additionally, what is the difference between a martini and a Manhattan? The Manhattan — we're pretty sure it came first (*see below) — is a mixture of 2 ½ ounces of rye whiskey, 1 ounce sweet vermouth (which isn't as terrifying an ingredient as you think), and Angostura bitters. The Martini gets even simpler, with two ingredients: 2 ¾ ounces gin, and ¾ ounce dry vermouth.

Keeping this in consideration, what is a wet martini?

Wet Martini: Usually signifies a Martini that's a little sweeter than the average. The more vermouth you add, the 'wetter' your Martini is. A classic wet Martini has about 3 parts gin/vodka to 1 part vermouth.

What makes a martini straight up?

Pour gin or vodka and vermouth into the chilled glass pitcher or a metal cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Either shake or stir until cold (your choice) at least 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Serve straight up (no ice in the glass).

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