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Old 06-14-2017, 12:20 AM   #1
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Martinis: Shaken or Stirred?

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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Old 06-14-2017, 12:53 AM   #2
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Vodka and shaken. Don't like gin at all. Tastes like perfume.
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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?
I shake mine with lots of ice, and walk past the vodka briskly with an open bottle of Vermouth -- well, I did. Now I look longingly at my friends' Martinis.

I never got a taste for Gin.

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Old 06-14-2017, 01:21 AM   #4
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Gin is an acquired taste for sure, I am a Bombay guy myself.

Vodka, no matter how expensive still reminds me of college parties. Vodka martinis must be shaken with lots of ice and vermouth for me.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:39 AM   #5
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I like Gin. I like Vermouth. But for some reason I never developed a taste for Martinis.
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The only martinis I like are Lemon Drops and those made with Godiva chocolate liqueur Don't like gin at all.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:57 AM   #7
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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?
I do neither. Just roll it around over ice in the shaker.

Shaken creates a cloudly drink with small chips of ice. Stirring is a why bother.

Gin, vermouth, olives. Nothing else is a martini.
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Gin, vermouth, olives. Nothing else is a martini.
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Gin with lime and Tonic water...never had a martini.
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I can't do gin either. Ages ago, when I was young and single, a friend of my (now) SIL loved martinis. Decided since I had never had one, I needed to experience his creation. He made it by all the rules, offered it up, and asked what I thought of it. "If I wanted pine juice, I'd just chew on the needles". He wasn't offended and laughed as he explained that it was juniper, not pine.


Not a fan of oysters, either. Bad enough with the sinus drainage I have all the time...
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