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Re: Martini's
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2010, 05:27:46 AM »
When are you guys gonna start putting some hot peppers in there?

I don't know...take your pick?

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2010, 06:57:49 AM »
That would be a cajun martini. I personally am not a fan. After a few minutes all you can taste is the pepper.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2010, 09:57:35 AM »
When are you guys gonna start putting some hot peppers in there?

I believe the very first pic/post had one...



And those habanero stuffed olives are something else!
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #78 on: May 14, 2011, 07:10:46 PM »
Haven't had one since last year. I'm celebrating this weekend so a Tito's vodka Martini before dinner ought to stimulate the appetite. Greek marinated olives and habenero cheddar. Problem is they are waaay too easy to drink!

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #79 on: May 14, 2011, 07:14:19 PM »
Looks delicious. Now I'm thirsty.  :)
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2011, 07:25:05 PM »
Looks delicious. Now I'm thirsty.  :)

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Here's my second while I wait for the mustard greens and BBQ chicken to finish. Dripping Springs vodka (made a few miles down the road) and a garnish from last year's pickled jalapeños and cucumber from the garden. And a kalmata olive.

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2011, 07:53:49 PM »
I just picked up a bottle of Tanqueray, and while I am technically sans vermouth, I think I won't miss it if I make one of these sometime.  Euge, no one can say you aren't eating your vegetables!

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2011, 08:21:38 PM »
For those that wish to be traditionalists, a cocktail based on vodka and vermouth is called a Kangaroo. These days I am just happy when someone isn't referring to anything in a cocktail glass as a martini.

I mostly drink beer these days but I went through a cocktail phase. The way I like my martinis is pretty close to Eric Felten's "Original Intent Martini" and I tend to prefer Plymouth and Noilly Prat. I also occasionally like a perfect martini, perfect in this context meaning equal parts of dry and sweet vermouth.

I stir but I think the distinction is overblown. There is a subtle difference in texture and an obvious difference in clarity, but other than that I would spend more time convincing people to use more vermouth than convincing them to stir.

James Bond had an excellent reason for asking for his drinks shaken. He was worried that someone would dip the stirring stick in poison. I don't know why they couldn't have put poising in the shaker or the glass, but I didn't write the books. I will say if you have never made a Vesper, it's not a bad cocktail.

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2011, 08:46:02 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.


I missed this thread. 

I am a big fan of vodka.  The best one I've ever tried is made right here in Hawaii.

It is 100 proof.  I chill it on ice (stirred - not shaken), strain it into a martini glass, dip a ghost pepper in it briefly and drop a twist of fresh-from-my-tree lime into it.  While it is 100 proof (50% ethanol), that 50% is 100% ethanol, distilled on a reflux column -no congeners.  The other 50% is pure rainwater.  Extremely smooth.

+1 on what euge says; once you get used to congener-free (no hangover) imbibing, it is tough to go back to the others.

I know this is not a martini.  I just call it good.

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Re: Martini's
« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2011, 07:35:12 AM »
I just picked up a bottle of Tanqueray, and while I am technically sans vermouth, I think I won't miss it if I make one of these sometime.  Euge, no one can say you aren't eating your vegetables!

Was never a problem for a Italian friend long ago.  He always said you should make the driest martini possible - "add gin and salute towards Italy" would give you enough vermouth.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2011, 08:52:52 AM »
We make our dry martinis by whispering, "vermouth" over them.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2011, 09:11:01 AM »
I like'em wet. Do not fear the Noilly Prat!
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2011, 07:00:25 PM »
Hey Sean, I haven't tried it yet but there is a new distillery in Denver started by one of our brew club members.
Downslope distilling, they have made quite a name for themselves. I hear they are creating some top
notch spirits, rum, whiskey, vodka, and they have some fun with them. Might be worth it to check them out.
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By the way, thirsty now, I am having one after work tonight...;D
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #88 on: May 16, 2011, 07:06:23 PM »
Hey Sean, I haven't tried it yet but there is a new distillery in Denver started by one of our brew club members.
Downslope distilling, they have made quite a name for themselves.

Really funny you should mention that; I just tried their rum for the first time a couple days ago. It was good, but I'm not a huge rum drinker. I'll definitely pick up the whiskey next time I'm in town.
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Re: Martini's
« Reply #89 on: May 16, 2011, 07:16:47 PM »
World Champion Martini Recipe  :-\

White Gummi Bear Martini - World Bartender Championship

Ingredients
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1/2 ounce raspberry vodka
1/2 ounce peach schnapps
1 ounce Sweet & sour mixshopping list
1 splash lemon Lime Soda

How to make it
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Shake together vodka, schnapps and sweet&sour mix with moderate ice.
Pour into a martini glass, top with a splash of lemon-lime soda and serve.



http://www.grouprecipes.com/108277/white-gummi-bear-martini---world-bartender-championship-winner.html
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