Clark Gable

Clark Gable also liked his martinis very dry. In order to make them really dry, James Gannon, the newspaperman Clark Gable played in Teacher’s Pet, used to hold a bottle of vermouth upside down to moisten the cork and then run the damp cork around the lip of the martini glass.

Ernest Hemingway

So famous is Ernst Hemingway’s passion for a good drink that Philip Greene wrote a book about it , which explores Papa’s drinking habits and the drinks that appear into his books. Hemingway loved martinis and created his own version called “The Montgomery”, named after Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, the British general who would not go into battle …

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill, the former UK Prime Minister, Churchill favored a very dry martini. As Churchill famously said, the only way to make a martini was with ice-cold gin and a bow in the direction of France.

F. D. Roosvelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd US president, reportedly loved martinis so much that he traveled with his own martini kit. His favorite was the Dirty Martini: two parts gin, one part vermouth, olive brine, a lemon twist and an olive.