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Have you ever tried to order a martini and the next thing you know, you feel as though your bartender is interrogating you with the game of 20 questions and you are parched by the end of the order?

Or have you ever tried to order a cocktail and use the terms affiliated with martinis and sounded like this, “I’ll have a Kettle One Martini, please. I’d like it up, dirty, on the rocks, kind of dry, shaken not stirred, very wet, with just a dash of olive juice.”

I can promise you that if you have, you are not alone. If you haven’t, now you never will! Below I have defined the terms affiliated with ordering a martini.

The terms are simple to learn, but can make a GREAT DEAL of a difference in the cocktail you receive.

            Up– martini is served in a chilled martini glass
            On the rocks– martini is served in a rocks glass over ice            

            Dirty– olive juice is added in the martini
            Straight up– no olive juice is added in the martini

            Dry– a small amount of vermouth is added in the martini
            Wet– a large amount of vermouth is added in the martini

            Shaken– the contents of the martini are shaken in a shaker to chill the contents
            Stirred– the contents are stirred without ice, preventing ice crystals in the martini

Also, be sure to decipher whether you would like a vodka martini or a gin martini before you place your order.
Cheers!
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