This year, June 19 is National Martini Day and what better way to celebrate but with GREY GOOSE Vodka. Get together with friends and family and enjoy the popular martini.
A martini is a great tasting cocktail that’s made with both gin and vermouth, then commonly garnished with an olive or a twist of lemon peel.
Popular since the late 1800’s, the martini was a favorite drink during the time of Prohibition because gin was so easy to make back then. Many bootleggers even made gin in a bathtub.
In the 20th century, the martini was a favorite of many well known people including – John D. Rockefeller, James Bond, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable.
The martini faded in popularity as other cocktails like the margarita become the drink of choice in bars, social events and parties. But in the 1990’s, the martini made a return to prominence and once again seen in the signature martini glass.
As the martini became more popular, it started to be made with vodka among other spirits. Bars started serving them with various fruity or sweet additives. That’s how the “apple-tini” was born.
As America’s classic cocktail, the martini tastes great with GREY GOOSE Vodka. We want to share 2 delicious martini recipes from GREY GOOSE Vodka – the Original Classic Martini for beginners and the VX Martini Exceptionelle for experts only.
GREY GOOSE Original Classic Martini
2 Parts GREY GOOSE Original
½ Part NOILLY PRAT® Original French Dry Vermouth
1 Dash Orange Bitters
1. Fill a mixing glass with ice.
2. Add NOILLY PRAT Original French Dry Vermouth.
3. Stir to coat ice and strain out.
4. Add GREY GOOSE Vodka and bitters, if desired, and stir well.
5. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
6. Present with an olive or lemon twist.
GREY GOOSE VX Martini Exceptionelle
2.5 oz. GREY GOOSE VX
Spray of honey water
Garnish or skewer of frozen grapes
1. Rinse absinthe in glass.
2. Stir VX over ice and strain in martini glass.
3. Spray honey water into glass.
4. Garnish with frozen grapes, a peach slice, or no garnish at all.
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