Most Popular Martinis of All-TimePosted on September 9, 2011
The martini is a popular drink and there has always been talk of which varieties are the most popular martinis of all-time. As one of the most well known cocktails martinis are typically made with gin and vermouth but recipes vary wildly due to its nature as a mixed drink. Here are some of the most popular martinis around, give them a try next time you have the opportunity.
Ice Wine Martini
Martinis have always been considered a sort of sophisticated alcoholic beverage but this variant ups the ante even further. Made with ice wine, ice, vodka and seedless green grapes this drink has a bitter-sweet taste that is simply amazing. Also don’t forget to add two halved green grapes for garnish so you look cool when drinking this popular martini.
Though this popular martini shares its name with a popular (and some would say, extremely painful) waxing technique it is actually called a “Brazilian” due to the fact that it is made with Cachaca, a sugar cane spirit from Brazil. The recipe includes pomegranate juice, sugar, ice, Cachaca and a sliced lime. The drink should be served in a chilled martini glass. The taste is smooth and clean due to the blend of lime and Cachaca, giving it its distinct flavor.
As the name implies an appletini is an apple tasting version of the standard vodka martini which comes from its apple cider content. Though there are a variety of was to make this drink it typically involves mixing dry and sweet vermouth, top shelf vodka and apple cider or in some cases, apple juice. This relatively new martini exploded in popularity due to its appearance on shows such as Scrubs, The Colbert Report, Sex and the City and Two and a Half Men. Even Mark Zuckerberg has named the appletini the official drink of Facebook.
Sex With an Alligator
Some martinis such as Sex With an Alligator don’t need garnish for visual appeal. When mixed correctly this popular martini creates a drink with green in the middle and brownish black on the top and bottom for a striking look. Oddly enough the drink doesn’t use vodka or vermouth and instead opts for the infamous German liquor Jagermeister mixed with raspberry liquor, melon liquor, and sweet and sour mix. The Jagermeister’s sweet, yet strong alcohol flavor is tempered by the other ingredients for a taste that is as unique as it looks.
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