|Mead Martinis- yes please!|
No one is sure of the exact origin of the Martini. Maybe from the Martini brand of vermouth. It may have evolved from a cocktail called the Martinez. This was served at the Occidental Hotel somewhere around 1860. This San Francisco bar was frequented by people before they took at ferry ride to nearby Martinez,California.
A dry martini has little to no vermouth. If you order a martini "extra dry" even less vermouth is added. This became a common drink order by the Roaring Twenties.
A wet martini contains more vermouth
A mead martini replaces the vermouth with a dry Metheglin mead-Solstice Metheglin. This adds a unique spicey, floral aroma to this classic drink.