When it comes to the martini, our team has it down to a science. Whether you are in the mood for a classic dirty martini, or need a little energy with an espresso martini, or are looking for something that’s sweet, our talented team of bartenders has perfected them all.
We have just released our new fall cocktail menu and Mulino bartender Lorenzo Cyril has a few new martinis that are perfect for the season. Check out the full fall menu here and keep reading for some of the special martinis that are on the menu right now.
As always, our bartending staff is ready to make almost any cocktail you desire. Don’t see your favorite martini on the menu? Just ask them to stir (or shake) it up for you!
Fall Menu Martinis
- Titos Vodka
- Tonka Bean
- Spiced Coffee Liqueur
An espresso martini variant, After Midnight is a decadent, spicy, chocolatey cocktail made with spiced liquor that leans toward a sweeter profile. Great for dessert!
- Pineapple Infused Rum
- Roasted Banana
- Tiki Bitters
Lorenzo says that rum always has a sweeter profile. He adds roasted bananas to round it out—and provide something super unique! It’s the perfect balance of Fall and tropical flavors.
- Butterfly Pea Flower Vodka
- Creme de Peche
Lorenzo shares that all the new fall cocktails are very spirit-forward, but the Casta Diva is also refreshing with delicate floral notes from the lavender. The base of vodka and peach makes this one of the sweetest drinks on the menu, yet it is very balanced.
What’s the Difference Between a Shaken or Stirred Martini?
We thought it would be fun to share a few facts about martinis, while we are on the subject…
Whether you order your martini shaken or stirred, the point of either is to chill and dilute the cocktail. So what’s the difference? Stirring is a more delicate way of cooling the beverage down and diluting it slower. When you order a martini shaken, the liquid comes in greater contact with the ice and it cools the drink down faster. This will often cause some melted ice chips to be in your drink due to the impact of the shaking. Contrary to what James Bond orders, martinis are usually stirred so they do not become over-diluted or over-cooled.
What’s the Difference Between a Dry or Wet Martini?
This may sound a little confusing, but a wet martini actually means that more dry vermouth is added. A dry martini calls for the normal amount of dry vermouth. If you order a wet martini, it will have more than one part dry vermouth in it.
It’s always martini time at Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar. Join us tonight for dinner and a cocktail!