martini martini  /mɑr ˈti ni/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth

Usage(s):

  1. The Presidency One of the more spirited questions around Washington now is whether Jimmy Carter has ever had a three-martini lunch.
  2. Somewhere out there may be a martini with your name on it.
  3. But the most popular cocktails are the 57 martini, flavored with Grand Marnier, and the Big Apple martini, made with apple schnapps.

News

  1. It's National Martini Day, Here's How To Fix A Proper Martini

    That vulgarian James Bond popularized shaken martinis, but is that really the best way to prepare them? And how does stirring change the cocktail? What exactly makes a martini a martini , anyway? All these questions and more have been racing through our heads as the sun creeps over the yardarm on National Martini Day, a sacred made-up holiday that gives us unnecessary encouragement to booze it ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  2. The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist

    The martini has been called "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is this cocktail perfectly American? Maybe not entirely. In honor of National Martini Day, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Second Wave of Martini Media's Affluent Shopping Index(TM) Powered by comScore Reveals That Q1 Shopping Activity ...

    Martini Media, a global media and advertising company, shared key findings from its most recent Affluent Online Shopper Index™ research study powered by comScore. The index measured the behavior and engagement ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I'm a martini guy myself," Ammiano said. "But I think it's time for California to . . . look at this in a truly deliberative fashion."
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Tom Ammiano Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Even if you never met him, you know this guy," Rove said, per Christianne Klein. "He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about...
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Karl Rove Source: ABC News

  3. "He was extraordinarily knowledgeable about literature. He always knew everything," Wills said Thursday, adding that he regretted Leonard stopped writing fiction after such early novels as "Wyke Regis" and "The Naked Martini." "I...
    on Nov 6, 2008 By: Garry Wills Source: International Herald Tribune

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