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Old 01-28-2007, 01:09 AM   #51
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #52
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You know, RonJohn, somehow, I just knew this post would bring you out! Hope you are well, haven't seen you for a while.

I just bought another bottle of Stoli Blueberri. I simply cannot wait till summer for a VeraBluetini.
Vera, I'm in line for a VeraBluetini! Had a wonderful blueberry martini at the One and Only Club in the Bahamas with Emeril!


Although I enjoy the martini I posted earlier (Belvidere, NO vermouth, shaken, three olives) I recently came across Absolut Pear. This shaken and poured into a martini glass garnished with a slice of fresh pear - oh my! The is ABSOLUTely wonderful!
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Old 01-28-2007, 12:33 PM   #53
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Vera, I'm in line for a VeraBluetini! Had a wonderful blueberry martini at the One and Only Club in the Bahamas with Emeril!


Although I enjoy the martini I posted earlier (Belvidere, NO vermouth, shaken, three olives) I recently came across Absolut Pear. This shaken and poured into a martini glass garnished with a slice of fresh pear - oh my! The is ABSOLUTely wonderful!
I hope you told him the martini was created for my own purposes!! I've never seen the absolut pear...sounds great!
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:27 AM   #54
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I generally prefer to drink vodka but when I drink "real" martinis I like gin with two olives.

I will drink a vodka martini in a pinch but then I prefer it to be "dirty".

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I know that it has become "cool" to drink really dry martinis (shots of gin or vodka is what they really are) but my friend made us martinis with vermouth this summer and I was really impressed how much I liked it. Give vermouth a chance.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:31 AM   #55
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I read this post just now....
Gin, adding very little dry martini (no vermouth).
Then I squeeze the skin of a lemon on the glass, and add a little onion in vinegar.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:48 AM   #56
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A traditional martini is gin-based with a drop or two of dry vermouth unless specified otherwise.

Vodka must be called specifically ... and thus is not a true martini. =P Argue it all ya want, but it's truth.

Vodka is masked beautifully with whatever kind of mixer you add with it and that's why it is the booze of choice. =P There's no disguising gin.

Me, I'll take my K1 (Kettle One) vodka on the rocks. I may take it with a lemon twist if I'm feeling frisky.

I'd rather not drink than have gin ... but that's just me. I would say it's an acquired taste and not one I'd recommend for someone who isn't sure what they like or what kind of cocktail they should order.


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Old 01-29-2007, 06:39 PM   #57
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A traditional martini is gin-based with a drop or two of dry vermouth unless specified otherwise.
I quite agree. I've sent vodka martinis back when I've ordered a martini and the server assumed I met vodka.

If I'm not mistaken, the whole vodka "martini" got started back with the early Bond movies when Smirnoff (sp?) paid for product placement in the movie. In the original Ian Fleming books, Bond drinks a gin martini, stirred, not shaken. So basically, we've been misled by Hollywood for all these years...
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:04 PM   #58
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Gin...without a doubt!
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:09 PM   #59
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Glad this thread came to the fore again. Anyone have a recipe for a Boston Cream Pie martini? If so, post it please.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:07 AM   #60
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1 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. chocolate liqueur
1 oz. bailey's irish cream

Just shake ingredients together with ice.
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