Martin was once unquestionable attribute «glamorous» life, symbol of aristocratic parties and social events. But over time, this Martini drink rid his pretentious overtones and became available to many fans of «elegance» of alcohol.
Most people in our country Martini drink are still associated with the notion of «dolce vita», i.e. sweet life. Many consider him a drink of modernity and youth, and only a few know that the taste of the martini was known to the ancient people and the history of this drink is closely intertwined with the name of a famous healer antiquity — Hippocrates. Great » grandparent » of medicine prescribed to those who complained about the digestive system , seasoned Cretan wine , which consisted in particular of anise liqueur colors and Artemisia ( in our language — ordinary wormwood) . In moderate doses, this drink helped relieve the stress on the body and provided a bracing effect.
Martini drink in its present form appeared in the XIX century. History of this drink can be taken at 1847 and four Italians, who founded a company to produce vermouth and wine. Products of this company reached the shelves of many European countries and were there worthy of recognition. But this success was not limited to the Italian company. Soon among its leaders appeared talented and creative Alessandro Martini, who started out as a salesman. It was he who developed the recipe vermouth with amazing flavor that in an instant became a hit of alcohol sales. By the way, the label on the bottle of the drink with the passage of time has not changed much.
Thanks to the original combination of herbs that Martini drink was truly unique taste. Full composition of a martini at very understandable reasons manufacturers left in the strictest confidence. Today we know that this herbal alcoholic «cocktail» consists of about 35 different species of plants. In it there is mint, St. John’s wort, chamomile, ginger, coriander, everlasting, chamomile, etc. In the production of beverage use their leaves, flowers, roots and seeds. A leading touch unique taste tart martini provides wormwood.
Nowadays there is not one part of the Martini drink recipe, some of which include a variety of additives that give a certain flavor. Today the word «martini» mainly refers to two types of drinks: Italian vermouth production and cocktail based on it. And the most famous four species are considered part of the drink. Before anyone started making vermouth Rosso: to date, his age has about 150 years. Scent of herbs in this drink is very strong, but the taste — like a living and somewhat bitter, because the sugar in it a bit. Another remarkable feature of the martini Rosso — its dark amber color due to the presence in the composition of caramel.
The second type — dry vermouth «Extra Dry» — producer began to develop since 1890, but presented it to the public only 10 years later. Diligent efforts of the company did not go unnoticed: martini «Extra Dry» became a favorite drink of aristocrats and high society. It becomes stronger raspberries and lemon, slightly weaker — iris. This vermouth little more alcohol and significantly less sugar, but the taste of it is not bitter.
About martini «Rosato» lovers of fine alcohol found at the end of XX century. This is the only type of vermouth, which includes a rose wine and the aroma is clearly felt spices, mainly cinnamon and cloves.
Martini «Bianco» — probably the most famous in our country view vermouth, especially since he came to taste the millions of women. The prototype of this drink is considered to be «Vanilla Vermouth «; it differs a light straw color and is the most fragrant of the «family» of martinis. Its taste is sweet and light, with a barely perceptible bitterness and unobtrusive. Bouquet martini «Bianco», which today is made on the basis of Italian wine (dry white); gently fragrant vanilla and felt slightly tart taste of herbs.
In addition, there are many other less known varieties of our country drink. For example, martini D’Oro (i.e. gold) was conceived as a drink for the Nordic countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). It added citrus and the name «gold» because he got the characteristic hue (thanks to caramel).
Few people have heard, much less tried fruity martini «Fiero». It is inherent in the classic taste of the drink, only with a «flex «fruit, vanilla and honey. At the heart of another is not very well-known kind of martini — «Bitter» — not wine and strong alcohol — for this reason it is a bitter tincture. The complete opposite of this drink is the newest kind of martini, which only appeared on the shelves in 2009 — Rose. It is inherent gentle inimitable taste, which fall with the first sip of all women. In this semi-dry sparkling drink organically combined taste of white and red grapes.
Composition and useful properties Martini drink
By using the prototype of the modern martini in medical practice very Hippocratic this drink was not so bad, and in terms of its beneficial qualities for humans. It is believed that the use of it only in moderation helps to relieve physical and emotional stress, as well as beneficial for the digestive system. Bouquet of lemon balm, chamomile, St. John’s wort, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, wormwood and a dozen more useful herbs and spices «takes» assume the function of an antioxidant. However, all this takes place only for a very limited use of the drink.
Contraindications Martini drinks
That too, it is no fun — this proverb is the main theme in the «relationship» with this drink. Abuse martini (though it’s not even the strongest kind of alcohol) may result in failure for many organs and systems. Primarily affected liver, brain, heart and blood vessels. Considerable burden falls on other organs of digestion, nervous and respiratory systems, and the human psyche. Martini drink