December 13, 2012 by Diniquette
Ok, unless you are a regular at a specific establishment, the only person who knows how you like your cocktail, is you.
Please, PLEASE, do not order a drink by saying: “I’d like a martini”……………………..
I know that this used to mean something specific, but those days are over; now it means absolutely nothing, because:
A. There are a million different qualifiers for a “Martini”
B. It makes you sound like you have no idea what you’re doing. (trust me on this: I have seen, first hand, men at big business dinners order this way and the bosses relentlessly ridicule them…..save yourself!)
This is what you need to know when ordering a Martini:
*Do you want Gin or Vodka?
*Which Gin or Vodka would you like?
*Up or on the rocks?
*Dry? (basically, am I using vermouth or am I waving the bottle)
*If you want olives, do you want it dirty? (which means with olive juice)
*Do you want a twist?
*Do you want onions? (which technically make this a Gibson)
Now look at this list…..these are all of the questions that must be answered when you say: “I want a martini”. As an example, you should order like this:
“May I please have a Grey Goose martini, up, extra dry with olives”……PERFECTION.
Remember: the more efficiently you order your drink, the faster they make it and the quicker you get to start enjoying.
So happy drinking.