How to order a Martini… …in 5 easy steps.
Has this ever happened to you? Excuse me bartender, I’ll have a martini please. Up? Dirty? What brand? Olives? Twist? On the rocks? Shaken or stirred?
Fear no more… You will be able to • Identify the ingredients of a martini • Order the martini you want in five easy steps
Step 1: Gin or Vodka? “I’ll have a Grey Goose martini.”
Step 2: How Dry? If ordering vodka, skip to Step 3. More ½ Ounce Less Dry Wet Extra Dry “Make it extra dry please.”
Step 3: Shaken or Stirred? “Shaken not stirred.”
Step 4: Up or On the Rocks? Pro: Flavor is not diluted Con: May get warm “I’ll have it up.”
Step 4: Up or On the Rocks? Pro: Stays cold Con: Flavor gets diluted “On the rocks.”
Step 5: Any Garnishes? “Make it dirty.”
Let’s Review the 5 Steps • Vodka or Gin? • How Dry? • Shaken or Stirred? • Up or On the Rocks? • Any Garnishes?
Sample Orders Good order: “I want an extra dry Beefeater martini, shaken, up, with a twist of lemon.” Bad order: “ I want a dirty vodka martini.”
Ok, now you are the bartender. Answer the following quiz questions to see how much you have learned about martinis.
Now you can order a Martini… …in 5 easy steps.