Martini is a brand of Italian vermouth, named after the Martini & Rossi Distilleria Nazionale di Spirito di Vino, in Turin. Clemente Michel, Carlo Re, Carlo Agnelli and Eligio Baudino started the company in the 1847 as a bottling plant in Pessione. A few years Alessandro Martini joined the team, becoming the director in 1863 along with Teofilo Sola, in 1863 they changed the company name to Martini, Sola & Cia. They started exporting the bottles of vermouth around the world, new York city was given its first crates in 1867. At the same time the firm was awarded a good many prizes, just thirty years after its creation, Martini was drunk in the United States, Argentina, Portugal, Belgium and other countries. In 1879 the Sola family sold its interests to the remaining partners, the brand may have given the American martini vermouth and gin cocktail its name, though other speculations on the cocktails etymology exist. In 1892 the business was taken over by Rossis four sons, in 1929 the Martini Ball & Bar logo was registered for the first time.
Restructuring was carried out in 1977 resulting in the creation of the General Beverage Corporation, in 1992 Martini & Rossi merged with Bacardi. “Martini is the fourth most powerful ‘spirit’ brand” according to a survey of the situation in 2006
An Apple martini is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. This drink, properly called an Adams Apple Martini, was created in 1996 at Lolas West Hollywood restaurant, a sweet and sour mix can be added before shaking. Optionally, vermouth may be included, as in a regular martini, a common variation of the appletini is the Rumpletini, with a light rum in place of the vodka. A similar cocktail can be made with Martini Bianco white vermouth, along with a rum and diet coke, it is the favorite drink of Alan Harper from Two and a Half Men. In real life, Zuckerberg never had an appletini until he attended the films premiere, after seeing the film, Zuckerberg made the appletini Facebooks official drink. In the US television series Impractical Jokers, one set in a bowling alley included Joe approaching a group of men. In the US television series Mr. Robot, Elliot meets with Mr. Robot at a bar, ted Mosby orders an Appletini upon informing Robins boyfriend he is not gay.
Martini List of cocktails Typical list of apple Martini recipes/ingredients Appletini Recipe from site NextCocktail. com
Dry Martini (1928 film)
Dry Martini is a 1928 film comedy produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation starring Mary Astor and Matt Moore. The Movietone sound system was used for music and sound effects, a silent version was made. Samuel L. Rothafel contributed music for the film and it was adapted from the novel Dry Martini, a Gentleman Turns to Love by John Thomas. Ray Flynn was an assistant director, wealthy divorced American Willoughby Quimby has been living in Paris, France for ten years when he learns his adult daughter Elizabeth is coming to visit. He has been living the high life full of wine and women, Elizabeth gets bored with him so she begins seeing rakish artist Paul De Launay. Quimbys young pal Freddie Fletcher saves Elizabeth from the clutches of de Launay in the nick of time, after Elizabeths marriage to Freddie her father returns to his wanton ways. Koenig Dry Martini at the Internet Movie Database MRQE plot summary for Dry Martini AllMovie. com Moviessilently. com, May 6,2013
Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally, vodka is made by the distillation of cereal grains or potatoes that have been fermented, though some modern brands use other substances, the European Union has established a minimum of 37. 5% ABV for any European vodka to be named as such. Products sold as vodka in the United States must have an alcohol content of 40%. Even with these restrictions, most vodka sold contains 40% ABV. For homemade vodkas and distilled beverages referred to as moonshine, see moonshine by country, Vodka is traditionally drunk neat, though it is often served chilled in the vodka belt countries. It is used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as the vodka martini, vodka tonic, Greyhound, Black or White Russian, Moscow Mule. The name vodka is a form of the Slavic word voda, interpreted as little water. The word vodka was recorded for the first time in 1405 in Akta Grodzkie, at the time, the word vodka referred to medicines and cosmetic products, while the beverage was called gorzałka, which is the source of Ukrainian horilka.
The word vodka written in Cyrillic appeared first in 1533, in relation to a medicinal drink brought from Poland to Russia by the merchants of Kievan Rus. Although the word vodka could be found in manuscripts and in lubok pictograms. It was attested in Sámuel Gyarmathis Russian-German-Hungarian glossary of 1799, where it is glossed with Latin vinum adustum, in English literature the word vodka was attested already in the late 18th century. In a book of his travels published in English in 1780, william Tooke in 1799 glossed vodka as rectified corn-spirits. In French, Théophile Gautier in 1800 glossed it as a grain liquor served with meals in Poland, in Russian during the 17th and 18th centuries, горящѣе вино or горячее вино was widely used. Others languages include the German Branntwein, Danish brændevin, brandewijn, Swedish, brännvin, scholars debate the beginnings of vodka. It is an issue because very little historical material is available. For many centuries, beverages differed significantly compared to the vodka of today, as the spirit at that time had a different flavor and smell and it contained little alcohol, an estimated maximum of about 14%, as only this amount can be attained by natural fermentation.
The still, allowing for distillation, increased purity, and increased alcohol content, was invented in the 8th century, in Poland, vodka has been produced since the early Middle Ages with local traditions as varied as the production of cognac in France, or Scottish whisky. The word written in Cyrillic appeared first in 1533, in relation to a medicinal drink brought from Poland to Russia by the merchants of Kievan Rus, in these early days, the spirits were used mostly as medicines
The Occidental Hotel opened in 1861 in San Francisco, California. It was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906 and it was one of the many hotels named Occidental in the United States, and it was among the few luxury hotels in San Francisco that catered to wealthy travelers. In the exclusive hotel market, along with the Occidental were the Lick House, the Russ House, the Cosmopolitan, the Grand, the Palace, hyatt designed an Italianate, four-story building, and the style was preserved by subsequent architects. Along with the nearby Masonic Hall, the Occidental towered above all other buildings in its vicinity and was visible from outside the city and its accommodations were elegant and spacious. The second phase of construction was directed by architect Thomas Johnston, another architect, Stephen H. Williams, estimated the construction costs of the hotel to be between sixteen and eighteen cents per square foot. Newly built, only a portion of the intended edifice completed, and the grand staircase not yet opened, the attendance is far better than in most English hotels, with none of that bowing and scraping servility among the waiters which constitutes the most offensive form of attention.
Our two dollars and a half per day includes attendance, Hotel service included vases of flowers and platters of fruit delivered to guestrooms when a new guest arrived. Some of the guests who stayed at the hotel included Robert Louis Stevenson, Lillie Hitchcock Coit, in his notebook from February,1865, Twain wrote, 26th – Home again – home again at the Occidental Hotel. Ralph Waldo Emerson stayed at the hotel while on the lecture circuit, the hotel attracted authors and intellectuals at least partly because The Golden Era, a weekly literary magazine, was headquartered there. Joaquin Miller described the magazines offices as gaudily carpeted and gorgeously furnished, the restaurant and bar at the hotel were among San Franciscos informal meeting venues for political and business discussions. Bartender Jerry Thomas claimed to have invented the Martini at the Occidental, developing drinks there, in other major cities, and in four saloons he operated in New York City in the late 19th century, Thomas is considered the father of American mixology.
In 1863 he was earning $100 per week at the Occidental, the day of the San Francisco earthquake, Henry Pittock, publisher of The Oregonian, was a guest in the hotel. Although not injured by falling debris, Pittock said that his suitcase was flattened like a pancake. Journalist Ashton Stevens was a guest, and he wrote, the hotel was damaged in the earthquake, and it was immediately evacuated. The ensuing fire destroyed much of San Francisco claimed the Occidental. Salvage estimators valued the hotel before the fire at $285,000 and after the fire at $15,000. Using the pre-earthquake figure, the loss was about $950,000, in 1870, Laura Fair stayed at the Occidental Hotel with the Crittenden family prior to murdering Alexander Crittenden. The Occidental Cigar Club in San Franciscos Financial District takes its name from the Occidental Hotel, history of San Francisco Hotel Media related to Occidental Hotel at Wikimedia Commons Mark Twain. verily the Occidental Hotel is Heaven on the half shell
Old Fashioned glass
The Old Fashioned glass or rocks glass is a short tumbler used for serving tan spirits, such as whisky, with ice cubes. It is used to serve certain cocktails, such as the Old Fashioned. Old Fashioned glasses typically have a brim and a thick base. Old Fashioned glasses usually contain 180–300 ml, a double Old Fashioned glass contains 350–470 ml. The dictionary definition of tumbler at Wiktionary
Vermouth is an aromatized, fortified wine flavored with various botanicals. The modern versions of the beverage were first produced in the mid to late 18th century in Turin, while vermouth was traditionally used for medicinal purposes, its true claim to fame is as an aperitif, with fashionable cafes in Turin serving it to guests around the clock. In addition to being consumed as an aperitif or cocktail ingredient, there have been two main types of vermouth and dry. Responding to demand and competition, vermouth manufacturers have created additional styles, including white, sweet white, amber. Vermouth is produced by starting with a base of a grape wine or unfermented wine must. After the wine is aromatized and fortified, the vermouth is sweetened with cane sugar or caramelized sugar. Italian and French companies produce most of the vermouth consumed throughout the world, although the United States, consumption of wines fortified with herbs and/or roots is believed to have begun in China at least as early as the Shang and Western Zhou dynasties.
The extra ingredients were added to wine to make it a medicinal drink, wormwood wine played a key role in India around 1500BC. Recipes for infusing white wine date back to ancient Greece from around 400 BC, a popular ingredient was wormwood, based on the belief that it was effective at treating stomach disorders and intestinal parasites. DAlessios version of the libation contained other botanical ingredients in addition to wormwood, competing brands developed shortly thereafter in eastern and southeastern France contained their own, proprietary mix of ingredients, including herbs and spices. The name vermouth is the French pronunciation of the German word Wermut for wormwood that has used as an ingredient in the drink over its history. Fortified wines containing wormwood as a principal ingredient existed in Germany around the 16th century, at about this time an Italian merchant named DAlessio began producing a similar product in Piedmont as a wormwood wine. By the mid-17th century, the drink was being consumed in England under the name vermouth which has been the name for the beverage until the present day.
Over time, two versions of vermouth became established, one pale and bitter. Merchant Antonio Benedetto Carpano introduced the first sweet vermouth in 1786 in Turin, the drink reportedly quickly became popular with the royal court of Turin. Around 1800 to 1813, the first pale, dry vermouth was produced in France by Joseph Noilly, not all pale vermouths produced over time have been dry, and not all red vermouths have been sweet. The use of vermouth as a medicinal liquor waned by the end of the 18th century, the advent of the cocktail, in the late 19th century, found a new use for vermouth. Bartenders found that it was an ideal mixer for cocktails, including the Martini
Martinez is a city and the county seat of Contra Costa County, California, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 35,824 at the 2010 census, the downtown is notable for its large number of preserved old buildings and antique shops. Martinez is located on the shore of the Carquinez Strait in the San Francisco Bay Area, directly facing the city center of Benicia. In 1824 the Alhambra Valley was included in the Rancho El Pinole Mexican land grant to Ygnacio Martínez, in 1847, Dr. Robert Semple contracted to provide ferry service from Martinez to Benicia, which for many years was the only crossing on the Carquinez Strait. By 1849, Martínez served as a way station for the California Gold Rush, the town was laid out in 1849 by Col. William M. Smith and named for Martinez. It became the county seat in 1850, but could not incorporate at the time because it lacked the 200 registered voters required, Martinez was the home of naturalist John Muir from 1880 until his death in 1914.
He was buried about a mile south of the building that is now the John Muir National Historic Site, nearby is the Vicente Martinez Adobe, built in 1849 by the son of Ygnacio Martinez. The first post office opened in 1851, in 1860, Martinez played a role in the Pony Express, where riders would take the ferry from Benicia. In 1915, Shell Oil Company built an oil refinery in unincorporated Martinez, a second area refinery, together with the Shell facilities, help make Martinez a significant petroleum processing center and port. The oil refineries in and near Martinez can still be seen today from Interstate 680, folk etymology in Martinez claims the invention of the Martini cocktail and that it is named for the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 13.1 square miles. The Martinez–Benicia Bridge carries Highway 680 across the end of the Carquinez Strait to Solano County. The city can be defined as a densely built downtown valley threaded by Alhambra creek. Suburban areas stretch south of Highway 4 to join the city of Pleasant Hill.
Unincorporated areas include the rural Alhambra Valley and the Franklin Canyon area, the Martinez Regional Shoreline bounds the city to the north along the Carquinez Strait. Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline includes the Franklin Hills west of downtown, stretching west to the community of Port Costa. Briones Regional Park borders the Alhambra Valley to the south, waterbird Regional Preserve and the McNabney Marsh border the city and Highway 680 to the east. Martinezs location at the east end of the Carquinez Strait as it widens to Suisun Bay includes dramatic water views stretching to the Sierra range, from surrounding ridge tops views stretch to nearby Mt. Diablo, Mt. St. Helena, Mt. Tamalpais, etc
A bitters is traditionally an alcoholic preparation flavored with botanical matter such that the end result is characterized by a bitter, sour, or bittersweet flavor. Numerous longstanding brands of bitters were originally developed as patent medicines, the botanical ingredients used in preparing bitters have historically consisted of aromatic herbs, roots, and/or fruit for their flavour and medicinal properties. Some of the common ingredients are cascarilla, gentian, orange peel. Most bitters contain both water and alcohol, the latter of which functions as a solvent for botanical extracts as well as a preservative, the alcoholic strength of bitters varies widely across different brands and styles. The earliest origins of bitters can be traced back as far as the ancient Egyptians, who may have infused medicinal herbs in jars of wine. By the 19th century, the British practice of adding herbal bitters to Canary wine had become popular in the former American colonies. ”Of the commercial aromatic bitters that would emerge from this period.
In spite of its name, the preparation contains no medicinal bark from the tree, instead it is named after the town of Angostura, todays Ciudad Bolívar. In 1824, German physician Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert compounded a cure for sea sickness and stomach maladies, Dr. Siegert subsequently formed the House of Angostura to sell the bitters to sailors. Orange bitters are commonly called for in older cocktail recipes, bitters prepared from the tree bark containing the antimalarial quinine were occasionally included in historical cocktail recipes, which served to mask the intensely bitter flavor of this medicine. Trace quantities of quinine are still included as a flavoring in tonic water, antique commercial bitters bottles are highly collectible, the oldest and rarest of which sometimes command prices in the tens of thousands USD. Digestive bitters are typically consumed either neat or with ice at the end of a meal in many European, including popular Italian-style amaros and German-style Kräuter liquors, are often used in cocktails as well.
Some notable examples of digestive bitters available today include, Cocktail bitters are typically used for flavoring cocktails in drops or dashes, in the United States, many cocktail bitters are classified as alcoholic non-beverage products. As alcoholic non-beverage products, they are available from retailers who do not sell liquor
Spritzer is derived from the variant of the German language spoken in Austria, where the drink is very popular. It is used alongside the common form Gespritzter, a term found in some German regions. In most of Germany, the word Schorle is used to denote a Spritzer, some where it is seen that wine spritzers which makes poets sing and nations come together. The word comes from the German spritzen spatter, spray, sprinkle, i. e. adding water and thus diluting the wine so that it can be consumed in larger, thirst-quenching amounts. Alcoholic spritzers are increasingly available ready-mixed in cans, their low alcohol. In Hesse, gespritzt usually refers to a mixture of water or lemonade and Apfelwein. In Hungary spritzer, called fröccs, is very popular, there are dozens of different types of spritzer. They are distinguished by the proportion of wine and carbonated water or the type of other liquids added, examples include, Other variations include, şpriţ de vară in Romania, špricer or gemištek in Slovenia, špricer in Serbia as well as in Bosnia.
In Croatia, a drink called gemišt is mixed with white wine. In the United States, some non-alcoholic carbonated juices are sold as spritzers, the same type of carbonated juice is known in Germany as Saftschorle or Fruchtschorle. Particularly Apfelschorle is one of the most popular drinks in Germany. In Austria Apfelschorle is called Apfelsaft gspritzt, gspritzt can be combined with every juice, e. g. Orangensaft gspritzt or Pago/Cappy gspritzt. Alcoholic beverage Shandy Wine cooler Media related to Spritzer at Wikimedia Commons