The classic martini calls for stirring gin and dry vermouth together with ice, then strain into a glass. The Italian martini is a slight alteration on the classic recipe, which substitutes the vermouth with Liquore Galliano, a floral and herbal Italian liqueur. The Italian martini also has its own variations, most notably one that substitutes Tuaca, a vanilla liqueur, for the Liquore Galliano. Whether you desire the floral or the sweet, you can make an Italian martini that caters to your taste.
Things You'll Need
Add 1/2 cup ice to the martini glass, and fill it with soda water to chill the glass.
Fill the pint glass with 1 cup of ice, then pour five parts gin and one part Liquore Galliano or Tuaca.
Stir the mixture gently for 15 to 20 seconds.
Empty the icy soda water from the martini glass.
Strain the contents of the pint glass into the martini glass.
References and Resources"Classic Cocktails: Over 170 Drinks from Yesteryear That You Can Enjoy Today"; Tom Bullock; 2001
"Bartending for Dummies"; Ray Foley; 2010
CocktailDb: Italian Martini
CocktailDb: Italian Martini Variation