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Martini's
« on: July 04, 2010, 01:10:16 PM »
Lately I've been on a Vodka Martini kick. There's some really nice vodkas made here in Texas: Tito's, Dripping Springs and DeLos. These vodkas are so smooth and free of impurities that hangovers are virtually a thing of the past.

After much experimentation my conclusion is: I like mine wet with the full 3/4oz vermouth and 2-3oz vodka. Lately discovering stirred not shaken is the way to go. Olives and hot pickles make a nice garnish.



One of the things I like about Martinis' is the vinous character of the vermouth. Reminds me of Belgian beer of all things! ;D

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 05:49:34 PM »
Tito's is the first vodka I ever liked.  I've got a bottle in my freezer.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 07:44:17 PM »
Looks fantastic.

There's a restaurant in Philly called The Continental that makes the best martinis I've tasted. I like a good dirty martini with extra olive juice.

Lip smacking delicious!
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 08:59:55 PM »
Wait a minute... Aha! http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=267.0

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 09:42:56 PM »
I'm right behind him.. Vodka Martini's barely qualify as any such thing - tito's not withstanding.

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 07:03:09 AM »
I'm right behind him.. Vodka Martini's barely qualify as any such thing - tito's not withstanding.

I'm still a Plymouth and Hendricks man.

I agree, it looks tasty enough... but without gin, it's just not really a martini.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 07:17:04 AM »
A martini without gin, is like sex without a partner..
« Last Edit: July 05, 2010, 07:21:30 AM by brewballs »
Change it back.

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 09:02:31 AM »
I don't use the Tito's for Martinis.  I keep a bottle of Bombay Saphire in the freezer for that.  I like mine with just a half cap of vermouth and almond-stuffed olives.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 10:33:40 AM »
I guess I should have done a search before posting this thread LOL but already on my 2nd Martini at the time...
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 11:08:07 AM »
Actually, according to these's guys, you weren't.  :P ;)
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 11:17:58 AM »
Tuna stuffed olives

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2010, 11:24:11 AM »
Never heard of it. Anchovy are good though.

I actually don't care for Martinis. I tried once and went through most of a bottle of gin and vermouth and a jar of olives. Tried it as many ways as I could figure (didn't try with Vodka because I don't care for Vodka either.) I never did aquire a taste for Martini but I did discover I love olives.  ;D
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2010, 11:52:45 AM »
Two oz (cold) Bombay Sapphire.  Wave the vermouth bottle over the top.  Add an olive or two.

That is a Martini!
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Re: Vodka Martini's
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010, 12:07:33 PM »
OK OK OK!!!

Vodka Martini's! ;)

I'm going to pick up another bottle of Tito's and a bottle of Sapphire. I've done a whole bottle of Tanqueray already and it was good...
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2010, 12:33:38 PM »
Sorry euge, I didn't mean to start a feeding frenzy!

I've actually moved away from Sapphire in martinis recently. It's still my favorite in a G&T, but I like more straightforward gins, especially when playing around with different olives. Beefeater is what I'm drinking right now. Saving some money doesn't hurt either.

Tuna stuffed olives sound awesome; I'll have to try to get some.
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