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Gin Martini Art Print

Perhaps the most visually iconic cocktail, this piece features the Gin Martini surrounded by its most fundamental ingredients in a colourful, contemporary, polygonal style.

12"x12" art print mounted on wood fiberboard 3/8" thick (about the size of a vinyl album cover.)

  • 100% Canadian - designed, printed, and assembled in Vancouver, Canada using Canadian materials
  • ready to hang - no framing necessary
  • matte laminate offers permanent protection from fingerprints, dirt, moisture and other contaminants
  • clean with a damp cloth without risk of damage
  • keyhole slot in the back for easy, secure hanging on a single screw
  • ingredient list appears at the bottom of the design

The modern form of the Martini was solidified around 1922 when London dry gin and dry vermouth were combined at a ratio of 2:1. Although the cocktail itself only has two main ingredients, gin usually has a minimum of 6 botanicals, the most essential being Juniper. Dry vermouth is similarly infused with many different herbs.

With each gin and vermouth having secret proprietary recipes, it's impossible to know what combination of greenery is in each glass. So, here are 21 of the most common herbs and spices used in both gin and vermouth.

Rather than piles of dried-up seasonings, the delicate flavours of the martini are depicted as the botanicals in bloom.

      Designed by Justin Holmes in Vancouver, Canada, each image is made-up of thousands of triangles, digitally hand-placed and coloured - no filters or algorithms are used.

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