Zettabytes.Today‘s Co-Founder Rini Das and I became fast friends over a variety of topics, but one thing that always brings us together is the martini. Crisp, briny, and ever so boozy, the Martini never fails to satisfy. Moreover, you’ll often find Rini and myself at a Rini Vinny Martini happy hour, where we’ll enjoy martinis and chat about the goings on in the tech community here in Columbus.
Historically speaking, the birthplace of the martini is unknown, although most stories include the Gold Rush in California and the town of Martinez. The original refined version of the cocktail emerged during Prohibition, which was a gin and vermouth based cocktail. Then, in the early 1950’s and 1960’s, vodka became increasingly popular, and with a little help from James Bond, the Vodka Martini, or kangaroo cocktail, was born. Interested in learning more about the origins of the Martini and its long history? Check out this USA Today article here.
Shocker and spoilers here: Rini and I find ourselves on the opposite ends of the Martini spectrum. While we’re not opposed to each other’s school of thought around the coveted cocktail, we’re strongly committed to our personal spins on each.
The Rini Martini
Rini prefers a more classic take on the Martini, with good gin and vermouth being the stars of the show.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 parts good Gin (Rini prefers Plymouth, Roku, or Hendrick’s)