Ordering a Martini can be confusing…So many varieties and so many terms..Here are a few and what they mean…
Bitters are a bitter additive made from many herbs, spices and plants used to add flavour to a cocktail. There are 4 basic tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty.
Two metal cups joined together one larger than the other. Larger cup holds 1.5 ounces, smaller one, 1 ounce.
A Dirty Martini will have olive brine added to the cocktail making it a little cloudy looking.
A Dry Martini has a small amount of Vermouth.
When ingredients are poured into an ice-filled shaker and don’t shake it. You let it stand and chill then you strain and serve.
When you mash ingredients together using a mortar and pestle or a bowl and spoon.
Wetting the rim with fruit, water or juice, then dipping the rim into sugar, salt or seasoning coating it.
A fancy toothpick used to hold olives.
On the Rocks
A drink with ice in it.
Place a small amount of the liqueur inside the glass, swirl it around so that inside of the glass is coated. Pour out any extra liqueur.
Pouring the ingredients back and forth from shaker to serving glass.
Twist of lime, lemon or orange, 2-3 inches long. This is a garnish.
Cocktail shaker filled with ingredients and ice, and physically shake it to blend and chill ingredients.
Add ingredients into an ice filled glass or shaker and stir to mix ingredients.
A Straight Up, or Up, cocktail has no ice.
Garnish made from the rind of a citrus fruit
A fraction of the glass that the drink is being served in
1/6 of a teaspoon / 1/32 of an ounce
1/8 of an ounce/ 1 teaspoon
A drop is a drop
How would you order your martini? To enter week #2 contest just leave me a comment below, on Twitter or Facebook. Telling me how you would order your martini.
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Just be sure to add @cocktaildeeva and either #BelvedereShaken or #BelvedereStirred depending on how you “Know Your Martini”…and for goodness sakes keep your clothes on..
I will pic 2 winners from Contest one Monday morning June 23 before 11am ET. The Contest #3 will start right away…
This FABOOSH Blevedere branded Martini shaker and stir stick set…and then you have to invite me over for Martini’s !! Ok that part is not a must but always an option…
Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest – Rules and Regulations
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest begins on Monday, June 9 at 11:00 am ET and closes Monday, July 7 at 11:59 pm ET.
Entrants may enter the Belvedere Know Your Martini Contest on Twitter or Facebook. To enter on Twitter, entrants must answer a martini-related question posted by @cocktaildeeva on her blog (http://www.cocktaildeeva.com) during the contest period. Entrants must include #BelvedereShaken or #BelvedereStirred, and @cocktaildeeva in their Tweet and must follow @Belvederevodka on Twitter to be eligible. On Facebook, entrants may enter by commenting on the specified contest posts featured on Cocktail Deeva’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CocktailDeeva) during the contest period.
There are five entry periods within the contest. On Monday June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30 and July 7 at 5pm ET, a representative of Cocktail Deeva will select 2 eligible winners based on the most creative and passionate response. The total number of winners for the duration of the contest period will be 10. Winners from each week are eligible to enter more than once per announcement period.
The winner will receive the following prize pack, courtesy of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka): one (1) Belvedere-branded martini shaker and one (1) Belvedere-branded stir stick (valued at $12.31 CAD each).
The potential winner will be contacted via social media by a representative of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) to be deemed the official winner. No substitutions or alterations of any kind can be made to this prize except at the sole discretion of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka).
The prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash and cannot be substituted in any way. If the winner cannot be contacted within two (2) business days, the prize may be forfeited and another entrant may be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
Contest open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 19 years of age or older. This contest is not open to partners and employees of Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka).
By entering this contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Cocktail Deeva, Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) or any of its affiliated and related companies, promotional agencies and all of their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, successors and assigns, from any and all liability for injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this contest or the prize won. By entering this contest, Cocktail Deeva, Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information entrants provide when entering the contest for the purposes of managing the user profile, administering the contest and prize fulfillment. By accepting the prize, winners agree that Cocktail Deeva and Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) may utilize personal information the winners have provided to send additional communications about its products, upcoming contests, events and promotions. Cocktail Deeva and Moet Hennessy (Belvedere Vodka) reserve the right to terminate or suspend the contest or modify it in any way and does not assume responsibility should the contest be cancelled, suspended or delayed for any reason beyond its control.