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The joys and varieties of the Vodka Martini

Sep 16 2015
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Welcome to Praga Vodka! There’s nothing better on a evening than a cold refreshing Praga Vodka cocktail and, there’s no more refreshing taste than that of a Martini. It’s a cocktail that’s time tested, yet has evolved into the velvety drink that we know today. Originally a Gin drink, recent years have seen it become one predominantly ordered with vodka. It first started showing up in the late 1800’s as a mixture of half a wine glass of vermouth and the other half of Gin. In the 1950’s a vodka martini, then known as a kangaroo cocktail, was the drink to order.

 

Welcome to Praga Vodka! There’s nothing better on a evening than a cold refreshing Praga Vodka cocktail and, there’s no more refreshing taste than that of a Martini. It’s a cocktail that’s time tested, yet has evolved into the velvety drink that we know today. Originally a Gin drink, recent years have seen it become one predominantly ordered with vodka. It first started showing up in the late 1800’s as a mixture of half a wine glass of vermouth and the other half of Gin. In the 1950’s a vodka martini, then known as a kangaroo cocktail, was the drink to order.

Although many people might be just as familiar with an appletini, peach martini, or an espresso martini, they share the name, the vodka, and the glass, but little else. In keeping with this velvety cocktail’s amazing taste, we’ve listed a few of our own favorite Martini recipe’s here at Praga Vodka.

The Classic

Three parts Praga Vodka

One part dry vermouth

Shake with ice in a shaker then strain into a martini glass

Dirty

Three parts Praga Vodka

One part dry vermouth

½ part olive brine

Shake with ice in a shaker then strain into a martini glass, garnish with olives on a stirrer

Lemon Drop martini

One tablespoon superfine sugar

1 part Praga Vodka

1/3 part triple sec

2/3 part fresh squeezed lemon juice

Shake with crushed ice then strain into a martini glass

Dry

Three parts Praga Vodka

1/2 part dry vermouth

Shake with ice in a shaker then strain into a martini glass

Wet

Three parts Praga Vodka

Two parts dry vermouth

Shake with ice in a shaker then strain into a martini glass

And of course, for the British Super-spy in all of us, there’s the Vesper Martini

Three parts gin

One part Praga Vodka

½ part Cocchi Americano Wine

Shake over ice until very cold, strain and pour. Garnish with a slice of lemon peel

Enjoy your Praga Vodka martini any way you like, but remember, when you reach for vodka, reach for the best, reach for Praga.

Drink happy my friends!

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