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The Martini Cocktail


A Meditation on the World’s Greatest Drink, with Recipes.

Discover everything you need to know about the most iconic of classic cocktails. The Martini Cocktail celebrates and explores the history of the martini. With a collection of 50 recipes this book is a must have for any true martini enthusiast.

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With 50 recipes, The Martini Cocktail is the first book in decades to celebrate and explore the history of the most iconic of classic cocktails, the martini.

A classic martini includes gin, vermouth, sometimes bitters, a lemon twist or olive, and lots of opinions–it’s these opinions that New York Times cocktail writer Robert Simonson uncovers in his exploration of the long and tangled history of the classic martini and its subtle variations. The book features examples of age-old recipes, such as the first martini recipe published in 1888, modern versions created by some of the world’s best bartenders, and martinis sought out by enthusiasts around the world, from Dukes Bar at the Dukes Hotel London to Musso and Frank Grill in Los Angeles.

In The Martini Cocktail, you’ll discover everything you need to know about what components make a great martini, as well as a collection of 50 recipes to create your own drinks (and form your own opinions) at home.

About the Author

Robert Simonson is a celebrated drinks writer, having written about cocktails, spirits, bars, and bartenders for the New York Times since 2000. He is the author of A Proper Drink and The Old-Fashioned, and a contributor to The Essential New York Times Book of Cocktails and Savoring Gotham. His writings have appeared in Saveur, GQ, Lucky Peach, Whisky Advocate, Imbibe, and many others. Originally from Wisconsin, he has lived in Brooklyn since 1988.

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