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Re: The Martini Thread
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2009, 08:30:03 AM »
I love Martini's but after the first one I could care less how it's made...

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Re: The Martini Thread
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2009, 12:26:20 PM »
All of this martini talk is making me very thirsty right about now. ;D
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Re: The Martini Thread
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2009, 04:08:51 PM »
I'm working on #2 while we speak and heading to a wine/beer tasting tonight at 6.

It might get ugly..........  :o
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Re: The Martini Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2009, 06:37:07 PM »
Gordon's London Dry Gin is a classic. One of the best.
My method...pour the gin into a tumbler glass, sweet vermouth into another.

Top up the first glass with tonic water and ice, the second with bourbon, bitters and ice!   ;D

Right on brother.

As for vodka;
3 shots of Tito's Handmade vodka from Texas,
1 shot simple syrup,
juice from 1/2 lemon.

Shake with ice,
stain into chilled cocktail glass rimmed with sugar.
garnish with lemon twist.

3 of these prebar and forget the bar

I wasn't even in town that day, I swear.

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Re: The Martini Thread
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2009, 07:50:03 PM »
Decided to whip up a gin martini in response to this thread and all the gin-lovers that have posted.  It had been awhile and I wanted to renew my hatred since you can't criticize if you don't participate  ;D

Bombay Sapphire, about a capful of good vermouth, and two olives in the glass.

I'm actually enjoying it.  Very nice smooth taste.  I don't know if I could drink more than one or two (but who needs more than two anyway?) and I definitely prefer my vodka, but overall a very nice cocktail to cap off the Thanksgiving evening.

Hats off to the martini traditionalists for steering me back this way!
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Re: The Martini Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2009, 02:19:33 PM »
I can remember “sniffing” my parents liquor collection, and the smell of Gin made me sick to my stomach. I think it was because the family female boozers always reeked of it when they bent over to kiss me hello or goodbye with their heavily lipsticked mouths. GROSS. About 20 years later, I decided to “get over it”. I went out for lunch and proceeded to get completely sloshed on martinis – I stopped counting around 10. Someone drive me home. Later I was sicker than I have ever been, and could not even think about eating a green olive for about the next decade, let alone think about gin. Juniper berries are somewhat poisonous, BTW.

So, I like my martinis made with vodka. And I like them dirty (I guess I got over the olive thing).

3 oz Pinnacle or Grey Goose vodka
half oz of light vermouth
1 teaspoon of the olive juice
stirred , not shaken, with ice cubes (not crushed)
served in a chilled glass with 3 wet Spanish olives