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Martini Trade name for a brand of vermouth; now also the name for a cocktail based on gin and vermouth, reputedly invented by San Francisco barman Jerry Thomas (1862). A sweet martini is made with Italian (sweet) vermouth; a dry martini with French (dry) vermouth; the proportion of gin may vary from 50 to 90%. A vodka martini (vodkatini) contains vodka rather than gin.

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martini

mar·ti·ni / märˈtēnē/ • n. a cocktail made from gin and dry vermouth.

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martini

martini gin-and-vermouth cocktail. XIX. f. name Martini and Rossi, It. wine-makers.

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