007 Drink: Martini (vermouth)

Martini is very famous drink, which James Bond usually drinks shaken, not stirred.

But one important ingredient is Martini vermouth.

Also for instance Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) drinks Martini Vermouth (Rosso) in “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971).

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Martini is a brand of Italian vermouth, named after the Martini & Rossi Distilleria Nazionale di Spirito di Vino, in Turin.

Three Distilleria individuals, Alessandro Martini, Luigi Rossi and Teofilo Sola, changed the company name to Martini, Sola & Cia in 1863 and it was in 1879 that the Sola family sold its interests to the remaining partners who renamed the company Martini & Rossi, as it stands today.

Because the origins of the martini (a mix of vermouth and gin) are uncertain, some speculate that this brand could possibly be one of the origins.

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