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Why do people call all cocktails "martinis?"?

Asked by PupnTaco (13840points) May 26th, 2008 from iPhone

A martini is gin and vermouth. Maybe vodka. I can’t wait for this appletini/chocotini thing to die out. What’s wrong with the word “cocktail?”

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kevbo's avatar

You know, I never thought of that until you mentioned it, and you are damn right.

judochop's avatar

I work in the industry. I only here martinis called martinis.

richmarshall's avatar

The people I know classify their drinks depending on content. If a cocktail is served in a martini glass and has an apple or chocalate flavor they will call it a “something or another” martini.

This likely stems from restaurant menus.

I have not experienced people calling all cocktails martinis.

breedmitch's avatar

Just to note.
The glass most people think of as “martini” is actually called a “cocktail glass”. There’s no such thing as a “martini glass”.

marinelife's avatar

I don’t. I have not heard anyone do this either.

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