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dry martini

a cocktail of between four and ten parts gin to one part dry vermouth
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a cocktail of gin or vodka mixed with a small amount of dry vermouth


William Grimes, restaurant critic for the New York Times reported the theory that the dry martini was invented in 1912 by Signor Martini di Arma di Taggia, the bartender at New York's Knickerbocker Hotel.

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