The Classic Martini is made by stirring(!) the ingredients together and straining into a chilled Martini glass — whereas the Wodka Martini which uses half a shot of Noilly Prat Dry, 2 shots of premium wodka and is shaked or stirred together before serving.
Surprisingly this slight changes will change the flavour of the cocktail. Although it started with some olives as a garnish, I add sometimes onions or citron strips (very light use). In case of the olives, the taste distracts from the taste of straight gin and vermouth.
This is the ultimate in Aperitif cocktails for the style conscious.
An Aperitif is an alcoholic drink usually enjoyed as an appetizer before a large meal. It is often served with something small to eat, like olives or crackers. The word is French and is derived from the Latin verb aperire, which means to open.