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Martini ordering question


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Martini ordering question

Chao | May 15, 2007 11:51 AM

During a recent sojourn in NYC, I ordered a martini at a bar. I asked for a Sapphire martini, straight up, very dry, with olives. The friendly, if harried (it was a busy night) bartender explained that if I ordered a martini straight up, asking for it to be dry was redundant.
Is this true? I thought ordering it "straight up" was meant to differentiate from martini served "on the rocks."
Can anyone clarify?
(Apologies if this repeats any recent posts... I did search for the answer first; it's possible I did not search assiduously enough).

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