The first time I ever ordered a martini, I had to call my Mom to ask how to do it. Dry? With a twist? Shaken or stirred? I was lost.
The martini is an essential cocktail and actually very easy to make, once you know what you like. There are quite a few ways to make this classic American cocktail and I have had my try at many of them. Now that I'm more familiar, I've come to love mine spiked with brine...aka dirty.