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Martinis and Cocktails to Memorize
Classic Gin Martini with Olives

Classic Gin Martini with Olives

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There are many cocktails that are generally accepted as Martinis and those listed below are some of the most popular and universal Martinis that are essential for all bartenders. In some bars you may never serve these drinks however they are good to know and may increase future opportunities. Keep in mind that you will also need to memorize the lounge's cocktail menu as well as any local favorites

"Martinis" are normally served in a chilled cocktail glass yet some of these drinks are preferred on the rocks in an old-fashioned glass. You will find that patrons have personal preferences with these drinks in particular and it is important that you ask questions to ensure the drink is to their taste.

You will need to know:

  1. Liquor preference
  2. Garnish preference
  3. Shaken or Stirred
  4. Dry, Dirty, Perfect

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