mar·​ti·​ni | \ mär-ˈtē-nē How to pronounce martini (audio) \

Definition of martini

: a cocktail made of gin and dry vermouth also : vodka martini

Examples of martini in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deep red and velvety, this approachable aperitivo is comparative to a fruity martini with a lustrous and smooth aftertaste. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Amy Pennington, author and gardening expert, always orders baked eggs and ham with frites and salade verte for the day time and roast chicken at night with a gin martini at night. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Strain up into a cocktail or coupe or, yes, martini glass, and garnish with a lemon twist. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2022 People watching the clock will know that time runs differently in the city that invented the martini, the slot machine, fortune cookies and Irish coffee. Kevin Fisher-paulson, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 Standouts here include the matcha colada with rum, matcha, coconut, pineapple and lime as well as the table-side martini. Lia Picard, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2022 The espresso martini, the caffeine-fueled favorite of the 1980s, is making a return to cocktail menus. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 16 Feb. 2022 Played with martini-dry wit by a debonair Johnny Flynn, Fleming provides the narration and is frequently seen tapping away at a typewriter on what the viewer assumes will form the foundations of his more celebrated career to come. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Apr. 2022 According to Hilton, anyone looking to wear the martini bag is in for a fun time. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of martini

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for martini

probably alteration of Martinez (cocktail), from the name Martinez

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“Martini.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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