Should a Martini be Shaken or Stirred? Was 007 wrong?

Should a Martini be Shaken or Stirred? Was 007 wrong?

HAPPY MARTINI DAY! To celebrate this martini day I’ll be serving up the history along with two recipes for this iconic classic cocktail.  Plus answer the question, should a martini be shaken or stirred?

In 1911, a New York City bartender named Martini di Arma di Taggia began serving a cocktail made with gin, vermouth, orange bitters, and an olive garnish.  Not that anyone agrees with this.  In 1887 in San Francisco, a bartering manual appears to have the first printed recipe for a “Martinez”.  A similar recipe that involves gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur (a type of cherry liqueur) and Angostura bitters.

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