Sweet Martini #2
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Sweet Martini #2
Cocktail recipe

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The Sweet Martini #2 is a variation of the classic Martini, characterized by its sweeter profile due to the addition of grenadine. This concoction typically blends the herbal and juniper ... more The Sweet Martini #2 is a variation of the classic Martini, characterized by its sweeter profile due to the addition of grenadine. This concoction typically blends the herbal and juniper notes of gin with the sweet, wine-like flavors of red vermouth, creating a harmonious mix. The cherry garnish not only adds a visual allure but also infuses a slight fruity undertone that complements the grenadine's sweetness. Served in a cocktail glass, the Sweet Martini #2 offers a more sugary twist to the timeless Martini experience, making it a delightful choice for those who appreciate a gentler, sweeter cocktail.
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Gin
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Cocktail cherry
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24% | 1.08 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Sweet Martini #2

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add together ice, grenadine, gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a cherry then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Sweet Martini #2 shaken and not stirred?

Shaking the Sweet Martini #2, as opposed to stirring, is preferred for a couple of reasons. Firstly, shaking it with ice cools the drink more rapidly, which is essential for serving it cold. Secondly, the vigorous action of shaking introduces small air bubbles, giving the cocktail a slightly aerated texture that can enhance the melding of flavors from the gin, grenadine, and red vermouth.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing suggestions for Sweet Martini #2?

For the Sweet Martini #2, classic garnishing options include a twist of lemon peel or an orange slice to complement the sweetness of the grenadine and richness of the vermouth. You can also consider adding a maraschino cherry for a classic martini look and an extra touch of sweetness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best temperature to serve Sweet Martini #2 at?

The Sweet Martini #2 is best served very cold. This can be achieved by shaking the ingredients with ice before straining into a chilled cocktail glass. Storing the cocktail glass in the freezer for a few minutes before serving can also ensure the drink remains cold longer.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Sweet Martini #2 compare to a standard martini?

The Sweet Martini #2 has an alcohol content of 24%, which is slightly lower than a standard martini. Traditional martinis usually have an alcohol content between 25% to 32%, depending on the ratio of gin (or vodka) to vermouth used and the strength of the base spirits.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I modify the Sweet Martini #2 to make it slightly less sweet?

Yes, you can easily adjust the sweetness of the Sweet Martini #2 by reducing the amount of grenadine or increasing the proportion of gin. Experimenting with different types of vermouth can also alter the sweetness levels; for example, opting for a dry or extra dry vermouth instead of red vermouth might provide a more balanced flavor if you find the original recipe too sweet.

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