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    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dicts
    If wine or another alcoholic drink is dry, it does not taste sweet:
    dry cider/martini/sherry/wine
    Quote Originally Posted by freedictionary.com
    14. dry - having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
    Let alone that dry can also mean without alcohol, but obviously that does not apply to martini -- yet.

    So, does a very dry martini have a lot of gin or does not taste sweet ?

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    How about going out tonight for hands-on study via field trip? :D

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    It's not wise to drink on an empty mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dicts
    If wine or another alcoholic drink is dry, it does not taste sweet:
    dry cider/martini/sherry/wine
    Quote Originally Posted by freedictionary.com
    14. dry - having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
    Let alone that dry can also mean without alcohol, but obviously that does not apply to martini -- yet.

    So, does a very dry martini have a lot of gin or does not taste sweet ?

    FRC
    The non-sweet dry applies to wine and wine derivatives. There are sweet and dry vermouths, though dry vermouth is used in martinis.

    A dry martini has less vermouth than a standard martini. The driest possible martini experience is achieved by drinking straight gin or vodka while staring at a picture of the inventor of vermouth.

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