Is an olive in a martini just for appearances or does it have any effect on taste?
#93363. Asked by star_gazer. (Mar 10 08 4:43 AM)
The taste of olive distracts from the taste of straight gin and vermouth, easing the stiffness of the drink.
The olive, is either unstuffed or is stuffed with something as neutral as an almond; the olive itself is rinsed of any brining or vinegar solution prior to use. The olive is then slipped into the martini so as not to disturb the fine mixture of gin and vermouth.
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