Martini articles

  • American Standard Safety Code and Requirements for Dry Martinis (1966). Approved by the American Standards Association: “The need for an American Standard Dry Martini has been widely recognised by many sectors of the manifacturing, distributing and consuming public since the martini cocktail’s appearance”.  Link
  • Martini Cocktail, by Peter Tamony, 1967. An old article from “Western Words” discussing the origin theories of the Martini from a historical viewpoint. Link
  • Shaken, not stirred: bioanalytical study of theantioxidant activities of martinis by Trevithick et al., 1999. Famous article where the difference between shaking and stirring is discussed from a purely scientific point of view, with an ironic twist. Genial. Link to the original article, to an article commenting the research results, and to another.
  • The Coming of the Martini: An Annotated Timeline by David Wondrich, 2018. The most complete and  sensible article on the origins and history of the Martini I was able to found. Link
  • There Is Something About A Martini, by Max Rudin, 1997. A brilliant history of the martini with plenty of cultural facts. Link
  • No, Really, It Was Tough: 4 People, 80 Martinis by Eric Asimov. A great report from the New York Times of a contemporary gin and martinis tasting session, with a rating of the used gins. Link
  • Towards the wet Martini by Fareed Zakaria, 1998. A clever pledge for wet martinis, advocating for the importance of vermouth in the drink. Link
  • Shaken or Stirred: Which Gets You Drunker? A Scientific Exploration by Brent Rose, 2012. A scientific experiment trying to understand if you get drunker with a stirred or shaken martini (at last). Link
  • Dry martini symbolism: Why the most classic of the classic cocktails is the least representative by Jeff Pruett, 2013. Some reflections on the martini and 15 famous recipes with original quotes. Link