This first-of-its-kind volume features 40 ways to make a
classic martini, 60 nouveau concoctions and a directory of the
world's best martini lounges. Here, readers will discover the finer
points of gin versus vodka, olive versus twist, shaken versus
stirred, as well as brands of liquor, ratios of ingredients and
every facet of this highly ritualized and specific cocktail. Also
included are looks at and recipes for the weird and wonderful new
offspring of the martini renaissance: chocolate and espresso
martinis, the Cajun Combustion Engine, Martini Navratilova, Very
Berry Martini, Pasini Express, Berlin Station Chief and many more.
With sidebars featuring quotes from literature, toasts and
historical points of interest, plus photos recalling great martini
moments in film, politics, culture and advertising, Shaken Not
Stirred is a fabulous celebration of a classic and very au
courant international tradition.