Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Overuse of the word "martini"

What is with the overuse of the word "martini" to describe an alcoholic drink? A martini had three ingredients: gin, vermouth and an olive. How is it that a drink with apple liqueur, cranberry juice and vodka is a martini? It has none of the three necessary ingredients. Yet it is called an apple martini. What gives?