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Old 12-28-2005, 10:10 AM   #21
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Priceless!

This information is priceless to me. Since I am the only one who wants to drink vodka martini, no one comments about what I drink. I have to save this thread with all the special suggestions (of course before midnight NewYear's) and try each one. I failed to count how many different vodkas were mentioned here. Gin has given me headache so I shy away from it. also putting vodka in freezer really sounds like a good hint. I am so thankful you all commented. Helps me to understand what is best. It is truly overwhelming when I go to my grocery store. Just can't believe what selection they have at a grocery store and would you believe the shelves are usually almost empty? It truly surprises me how different everyone lives. That used to be the only aisle I didn't go down. Now only aisle I have to spend most time. Like finding another part of life! And not getting headache? I know Oprah really like vodka. Maybe you don't gain weight when you drink it?
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:46 AM   #22
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most people of the opposite sex look a lot thinner, and are much better looking when they drink vodka...
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:34 PM   #23
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This information is priceless to me. Since I am the only one who wants to drink vodka martini, no one comments about what I drink. I have to save this thread with all the special suggestions (of course before midnight NewYear's) and try each one. I failed to count how many different vodkas were mentioned here. Gin has given me headache so I shy away from it. also putting vodka in freezer really sounds like a good hint. I am so thankful you all commented. Helps me to understand what is best. It is truly overwhelming when I go to my grocery store. Just can't believe what selection they have at a grocery store and would you believe the shelves are usually almost empty? It truly surprises me how different everyone lives. That used to be the only aisle I didn't go down. Now only aisle I have to spend most time. Like finding another part of life! And not getting headache? I know Oprah really like vodka. Maybe you don't gain weight when you drink it?

Try EACH one? Not in the same night, I hope ....

As far as vodka, Grey Goose is a good choice, IMO. But there are bazillions on the market now.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:42 PM   #24
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I love Grey Goose as well, but I usually can not justify spending that much on a bottle. Instead I will usually buy Ketel One. I pay about $10 less for that than GG and I find it to be very good.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:07 PM   #25
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i can vouch for the one pete mentioned, and ronjohn has spoken of before, luksusowa. i like it as cold as possible, served with olives, pickles and prosciutto on the side.
dw likes it in an apple martini, or a cosmo.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:31 PM   #26
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Apple or Cosmo?

luksusowa. I don't even know how to pronouce this one. Supposed to be good? Could you give me some idea of price range or does that matter to you? I once asked this guy how much something he had in his cart was and he said he didn't care! My type of man. Just knows what he wants and buys it. I have heard people on tv talk about cosmo but never apple. Is it apple juice? what is cosmo made with? Getting education here.

I would like to try everything in same night just to find out which one is best but headache or not I will try in moderation. Just kind of anxious since I first started talking about it. Glad I did. Always felt shy about asking. I think I am starting to develop a side of me I never had.

I never saw someone on tv have the vodka in the freezer. You don't think it will not break?
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:35 PM   #27
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Nope the vodka in the freezer will not break. I used to keep in in there all the time, but I have since found my martinis to be better if I do not do that.

Alcohol has a much lower freezing point than water so it will not freeze in the home freezers. It will get very cold and gets a little thick (almost syrupy).
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:33 PM   #28
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itk, a bottle of vodka lasts forever in my house, so i don't remember how much it was. i think it's pronounced look-soo-soh-va
as far as cosmopolitans, or apple martinis goes, they'll give you a headache if you have enough.

an apple martini is really a vodka drink, served in a martini glass. it's not really a martini, as auntdot said. it's equal parts vodka and apple schnapps, shaken over ice. if you add something like sour mix or lemon juice, and use a citrus vodka, you have a sour apple martini, also known as a green apple martini.
serve in a martini glass with a thin slice of granny smith apple.

a cosmopolitan is another vodka drink, usually made with 4 parts citrus vodka, 2 parts cointreau or triple sec, 2 parts cranberry juice, 1 part lime juice, also shaken over ice. serve in a martini glass, with a thin slice of lime or lemon.
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:42 PM   #29
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Thanks for the recipes of different martinis? Bet this makes your dw happy when you take the time to fix them for her. I feel blessed to have such dear friends who consider my shortcomings. I do wish I could give one a try now but still returning gifts that wouldn't fit. I really think the sizes are not made the way they used to be. Since everything overseas they go by their size not ours. Pants fit in the waist but not the length, only item I don't feel waste of time were the CD's. I picked the ones I liked and they don't. At least I can look forward to trying my vodka. Should I or shouldn't I put in the freezer? Such decisions one has to make. Thanks all for the time.
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Old 12-28-2005, 03:21 PM   #30
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the freezer, without a doubt. it will get frosty looking, but as gb said, it will not freeze solid or break the bottle.
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