Martini 101

What’s the opposite of “straight-up”? What will I get if I order it “perfect” or “dirty”? Which is a better garnish, olives, pickled onions or a twist? Is vodka more classic than gin? And why the funny funnel-shaped glass? A primer that answers all your burning questions about the coolest cocktail, and a recipe for a rocks-up, dirty-ice, batchable modern classic, on

Author: Charlene Rooke

Charlene Rooke is a Canadian drinks journalist, consultant and educator as well as a travel, food, business and lifestyle writer. She is a WSET Spirits Educator Certified in Spirits (to Level 3) and WSET Certified in Wine, an SWE Certified Specialist of Spirits, an SMWS spirits educator and an artisan distiller trained at Moonshine University in Louisville, KY. She is the lead judge of the Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition and an expert on B.C. spirits who leads distillery tours and guides spirits tastings in B.C. A former editor at many Canadian publications and former creative lead at three content agencies, she is currently the Drinks Editor for Food & Drink, the in-store magazine of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.