Which came first? The chicken or the egg?
If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?
Should a martini be shaken, or stirred?
There is perhaps no greater controversy concerning drink mixes than how one can make the “perfect martini.” If you walk into ten different bars, and ask each bartender for their opinion, you’re probably going to get ten different answers. Who would have thought that something as simple as a martini recipe could cause so much controversy?
After all, there are only three ingredients in a martini recipe – two if you only count the wet ones. But just like a well-crafted story, a perfectly mixed martini may not require many ingredients. The method in which everything is combined together could make a bigger impact than the martini recipe itself.
Amoretti drink mixes are a guaranteed way to perfect your martini recipe. Whether you try the Amoretti Pomegranate Martini Cocktail, sample the Amoretti Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail, or experiment with a random selection of many Amoretti drink mixes, your taste buds will notice the quality of your martini recipe immediately.
Still, the great debate between shaken and stirred martini lovers may never be settled. While there certainly is no wrong answer, as this is largely up to personal preference, we suggest doing both! No, we don’t intend for you to literally shake the drink mixes and then stir them – or the other way around. Is it possible that the key to the perfect martini recipe is to combine both methods – by swirling the ingredients?
Proponents of stirring drink mixes argue that shaking the martini recipe “bruises” the alcohol. While you might not taste the “bruise,” there are many people who argue that they can. On the other hand, supporters of shaking argue that it’s the best way to get all the ingredients and flavors infused together.
By swirling your drink mixes, however, we believe that you get the best of both worlds. Swirling incorporates the stirring motion and the intensity of shaking into a single, fluid movement – and swirling repeatedly as you continue following the martini recipe only ensures further flavor integration.
The next time you use Amoretti Sour Apple Martini Cocktail, or any other Amoretti product in your martini recipe, we encourage you to try swirling it!
If you try swirling, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Swirling, shaking, or stirring – which do you prefer? Or does it even matter? Post your official analysis on the Amoretti Facebook Page!