Sweet Martini
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Sweet Martini
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The Sweet Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a combination of dry gin and red (or sweet) vermouth. The resulting drink balances the botanical notes of gin ... more The Sweet Martini is a variation of the classic Martini, featuring a combination of dry gin and red (or sweet) vermouth. The resulting drink balances the botanical notes of gin with the sweet, herbaceous flavor profile of the vermouth, making it a smoother and more approachable version of the traditional dry martini. Typically garnished with a maraschino cherry, this cocktail offers a touch of sweetness that appeals to those who prefer their martinis on the less dry side. Served in a cocktail glass, the Sweet Martini provides a refined and elegant drinking experience.
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Dry gin
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
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36% | 3.24 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Sweet Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes
Stir well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with maraschino cherry and serve
~ Alternatively, serve "On the rocks " and pour ingredients and ice into lowball glass. ~

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

CLASSIC_STATUS

Is the Sweet Martini considered a classic cocktail variation?

Yes, the Sweet Martini is considered a variation of the classic Martini. While the classic Martini traditionally features dry vermouth and gin with an olive or a lemon twist, the Sweet Martini uses red (sweet) vermouth instead, offering a sweeter taste profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for a Sweet Martini?

A Sweet Martini is often garnished with a maraschino cherry to complement its sweet flavor profile. Additionally, a twist of orange or lemon peel can be used to add a citrusy aroma and a touch of elegance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How is a Sweet Martini best served?

A Sweet Martini is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. It's important to stir the mixture with ice before straining into the glass to achieve the desired dilution and chill.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Sweet Martini compare to other classic cocktails?

The Sweet Martini, with an alcohol content of 36%, ranks high among classic cocktails in terms of strength. It's stronger than a standard Martini due to the higher proportion of gin to vermouth. However, it's slightly less potent than high-proof cocktails like a Straight Gin Martini, which has a higher ratio of gin but in line with other strong classics like the Manhattan.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is stirring the preferred method for making a Sweet Martini, rather than shaking?

Stirring is the preferred method for making a Sweet Martini because it gently combines the gin and vermouth, preserving their clarity and texture. Shaking can introduce air bubbles, making the drink cloudy and slightly altering its texture. Stirring also ensures the drink is properly chilled and diluted without compromising its elegant appearance and smooth taste.

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