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Best Little Roadhouse is known for Martini Thursday. We might not follow the rules on how to make a martini, but we believe we make a mean martini. Here are some hints, history and traditions on how to make a great martini.
Martinis first became popular during Prohibition. Alcohol demand went up during this time and scotch took to long to age and gin could be made quickly and inexpensively. Martinis are traditionally made with gin and French vermouth or dry vermouth. A perfect martini traditionally is a gin martini mixed with equal amounts of sweet (Italian) vermouth and dry vermouth. It is then stirred, never shaken.
Our first hint is to use a really cold martini glass. We keep ours in a glass chiller. The cold glass keeps the flavors fresh. We shake our martinis; yes we know that it makes a cloudy martini, but who can resist the sound of liquor hitting cold ice? If you don’t have a cold glass, fill the glass with cold water and add a few ice cubes while you are assembling your supplies.
For supplies, you will need the alcohol, ice, fruit/juices, garnishes and your martini shaker. Pour a very generous amount of ice in the shaker before you add any alcohol. You can put your fruit in first if you wish to muddle it. Mix all of your ingredients together in the shaker and then shake it baby!
The usually mix is 2 ounces of liquor (with your vodka/gin or main liquor) being 1 3/4 ounces and your secondary being 1/4 ounce to 1/2 ounces. The fruit juice or fruit should be around 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce.
One of our most popular martinis is the Flirtini. This recipe was brought to us by one of our former employees, Lindsey. The recipe is 1 ounce of vodka, ½ ounce peach schnapps, 1/2 ounce of raspberry vodka and 1 ounce of pineapple juice.
Best Little Roadhouse believes that martinis should be simple, easy to make and delicious to drink!