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Old 06-17-2017, 02:59 AM   #21
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I really don't care if it is shaken or stirred, but I don't want chips of ice. I have made them at home, shaken, and didn't find chips of ice. I want it to be made with gin, because I want to taste the booze. I used to dislike gin until I discovered Bombay Sapphire.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:21 AM   #22
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I like Bombay Sapphire for Martinis

But I am also really loving all the new craft gins on the market

Especially this one: https://talesofthecocktail.com/tours...hook-ginsmiths
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:20 AM   #23
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Of course stirred. Really, the whole shaken thing is mostly for show-off sake - what would bartenders do without the prolonged, theatrical shakes? Martini is a gentle cocktail, only two ingredients, delicate balance between them - and then you go and violently shakes them? It definitely kills the whole structure of the drink.

When you stir a martini gently, you allow it to continue to evolve in the glass, or as I've recently tried - in a hip flask. Yes, I know it sounds odd, carrying a cocktail around in your flask, but it works.

And btw, a "vodka martini" isn't a martini. It's a completely different cocktail, so go ahead and shake it all you want.
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How do you guys make your martinis? My general rule is that I shake vodka martinis and stir gin martinis. Then again, I am a big James Bond fan and a gin fan so I occasionally shake gin too. I have heard that shaking gin absolutely kills the flavor. Does anyone else do their martinis this way?
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How do you guys make your martinis? My general rule is that I shake vodka martinis and stir gin martinis. Then again, I am a big James Bond fan and a gin fan so I occasionally shake gin too. I have heard that shaking gin absolutely kills the flavor. Does anyone else do their martinis this way?
President Jed Bartlet certainly does!

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President Jed Bartlet certainly does.
Sometimes Presidents are wrong. President Trump eats his steaks well done. That's all kinds of wrong.

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President Trump eats his steaks well done.
Would you buy a steak from this man?
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