Definition of Martini in English:

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Martini

Pronunciation: /mɑːˈtiːni/

noun

1 [mass noun] trademark A type of vermouth produced in Italy.
Example sentences
  • Pour in Martini & Rossi dry vermouth until the glass is one third full.
  • Faulkner orders double shots of Martini and Rossi Sweet Vermouth.
  • ‘He had drunk a litre of vodka, half a bottle of Martini and alcopops, too,’ she said.
2A cocktail made from gin (or vodka) and dry vermouth, typically garnished with an olive or a twist of lemon.
Example sentences
  • We sell more Cuervo Gold Margaritas and house Martinis from our own cocktail list than anything.
  • But much as I like Martinis, Manhattans and Negronis, there are several reasons I find myself returning to the sweet and sour category of drinks.
  • Today, the fight is to be noticed, and Margaritas, Mojitos, and Martinis are the beverage weapons of choice.

Origin

Late 19th century: named after Martini and Rossi, an Italian firm selling vermouth.

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Line breaks: Mar|tini

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