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Old 01-03-2007, 05:40 PM   #31
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A dry martini has less vermouth.
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:41 PM   #32
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Thanks Andy - so I guess I must indicate no vermouth at all - is that still considered a martini then?
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:43 PM   #33
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Thanks mudbug! If I say extra dry does that mean vaporless?
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Old 01-03-2007, 05:57 PM   #34
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MM, I am certainly no expert (desserts, presentation, etc.), but I believe that people who ask for a dry 'tini might as well just admit they want a glassful of gin or vodka in a smaller glass!
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That would be me - very cold vodka (Belvidere) with three olives, no xtra olive juice - just what is clinging to the olives. I am always difficult.
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #36
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For me gin all the way. Big queen size olives and very dry (no vermouth). I have tried and enjoyed many gins but my favorite is Tanquerey Malacca it is a little smoother.

Always remeber though, Martinis are like women's uhhhh arms, one's not enough and 3's too many.

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Old 01-17-2007, 04:25 PM   #37
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The best martini is made using Bombay Saphire with the following recipe
  • remove Gin from freezer
  • pour Gin into glass
  • Drink Gin
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:43 PM   #38
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An old roommate of mine who was a nuclear physicist told me about the Albuquerque dry martini. Back in the days of nuclear testing, one of the setup crew members put one drop of vermouth on the nuclear bomb that was to be exploded. After the test anybody within a 100 mile radius could make a proper dry martini by just waving the glass out the window for a few seconds before pouring in the chilled gin. If you held the glass out the window for too long you risked messing up the proper proportion of vermouth to gin.
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I rest my case.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:15 PM   #40
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For me gin all the way. Big queen size olives and very dry (no vermouth). I have tried and enjoyed many gins but my favorite is Tanquerey Malacca it is a little smoother.
Oh how we love that Gin - but haven't seen it in a couple of years! Where do you find it?????
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