The main difference between margarita and martini is their ingredients. While the margarita is made with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, the martini is made with just gin and
. However, due to the glasses they are served in, they look quite similar.
The martini is a cocktail of gin and vermouth, garnished with a slice of olive or lemon. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known alcoholic mixed drinks. A popular variant, the vodka martini, uses vodka instead of gin for the cocktail’s base spirit.
There’s no wrong answer (although traditionally a martini is made with gin), so it really depends on taste preferences. “A classic martini is with gin,” says Jillian Vose, beverage director at The Dead Rabbit in New York. “If they want vodka, it’s best if they say so. Otherwise I would go for gin.
DIRTY. For those who like their cocktails savory, the Dirty Martini is a delicious, slightly salty choice. The term “dirty” means that olive brine, typically from a glass of cocktail olives, has been added to the drink.
In the 1880s, however, a new trend for savory side dishes emerged, and bartenders quickly embraced the olive. Why? Because the taste brings out the flavors in the gin, complements the vermouth and balances the invigorating intensity of the martini.
What are the 3 questions that should ALWAYS be asked when someone orders a martini? 1. Wodka or gin? (then top/call brands) 2. Will this be direct or on the rocks?
“Think of it this way,” Elena continues, “usually two of everything starts to get that warm and fluffy buzz, and three starts to make you feel really drunk.” While Zoe only handles beer and spirits, she said her rule of thumb is, “Well, drinks are somewhere around four (depending on tolerance).
On average, a martini has 36% ABV, while a margarita has 33% ABV, according to the IBA’s official recipe. That is, the martini is stronger, but per cocktail, the larger the margarita, the more alcohol it contains. Note that the alcohol content will vary slightly depending on the ingredients used. Here you go!
For example, a martini has three shots of different alcohols, so a martini equals 3 beers. Long Island Ice Tea has four shots, so one drink equals four beers.
This drink is considered the strongest cocktail in the world and contains 100% alcohol, without a mixer. Equal parts gin, vodka, absinthe, brandy and blackberry liqueur are blended together to create this deadly blend.
The short answer is: You can’t get drunk consuming a margarita mix. This is because it is a non-alcoholic beverage meant to be mixed with tequila. However, it is often confused with a so-called pre-made margarita, which contains alcohol.
What it is: Triple Sec is any clear orange flavored dry liqueur, including Cointreau. At most liquor stores, bottles marked Triple Sec are of lower quality and cheaper than Cointreau. Flavor: Triple Sec has a simpler flavor than Cointreau: it’s very lemony, almost like an orange flavored vodka.
The secret is in the juice
That means freshly squeezed lime juice (not the bottled stuff) and — here’s the real secret — a squeeze of fresh orange juice. That’s correct. Freshly squeezed juice from a *real* orange, NOT orange-flavored liqueur, is the secret to a cleaner-tasting, more refreshing margarita.
A martini needs to be ice cold, but by shaking it with ice it adds tiny particles of ice to the finished cocktail. This will make the martini thin and cloudy. When stirred with large ice cubes, it gets so cold, not diluted, and crystal clear. To be honest, it’s also easier on the bartender’s arms.
Bone Dry: a martini made with extremely little or no vermouth.
Dirty: With olive juice or brine. If your drink is dirty, it will acquire a salty, olive-like flavor and make it look a little cloudy. Good if you don’t like the taste of alcohol. Dry: Sprinkles of wormwood.
A: It’s considered proper etiquette to eat the foods that often garnish a mixed drink, like an olive or a cherry from a cocktail. In this case, make sure you’ve had enough of the cocktail so you don’t get your fingers wet when you pull the item out (you don’t want to appear like you’re “fishing” for it).