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  • #16
    Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
    A shaken Martini will bruise the Gin ( if you've got gin in it) but also helps to water the drink down (alcohol melting the Ice in the shaker)

    A gentle Stirring will keep it strong but if you're worried about too much 'dirt' use a teaspoon to pull up your olives and on the last ( of 3) let the brine in the spoon go in as well, just make sure your first two olive pulls are dry.
    I never got the hang of Gin Martinis... I love Tanqueray & Tonic... But I've never really liked the taste of straight Gin.
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    • #17
      ...it's got to be REALLY cold...
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      • #18
        Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
        I never got the hang of Gin Martinis... I love Tanqueray & Tonic... But I've never really liked the taste of straight Gin.
        I found that Gin is generally a Masochistic alcohol, but then some of us need punishing.

        Gin and tonic is my preferred way of drinking it when I do, but I sometimes have Martinis when I'm in a sour mood.

        On the whole I prefer Single Malt and my McEwans Scotch Ale
        BoRG
        "... and that was the last time they called me Freakboy Moses"

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          I'm with Admiral...all attempts to improve good liquor are a waste of time and energy. Above all, fruits and vegetables should be kept away from honest drinks. Throw some crushed ice into that mess and you've got a Martini Marguerita, a horrible concept.
          Actually a Martini Margarita isn't bad. It's basically a good Tequila, an orange liqueur (like Patron Citronage) and a squeeze of lime juice, shaken over ice.

          Now if we're talking good liquor - like Scotch or Cognac - I agree. Neat is the only way to go...
          "When I drink water, I drink water. When I drink whisky, I drink whisky!"

          --Barry Fitzgerald as Michaleen Oge Flynn in The Quiet Man
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
            I found that Gin is generally a Masochistic alcohol, but then some of us need punishing.

            Gin and tonic is my preferred way of drinking it when I do, but I sometimes have Martinis when I'm in a sour mood.

            On the whole I prefer Single Malt and my McEwans Scotch Ale
            I've just recently "discovered" Single Malt Scotch. I had never been a fan of whiskeys before I tried Glenlivet... Now I have a new expensive hobby...
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            • #21
              Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
              I've just recently "discovered" Single Malt Scotch. I had never been a fan of whiskeys before I tried Glenlivet... Now I have a new expensive hobby...
              Indeed! Welcome to the Club Doc

              I find it's an investment but worth it. After all the water-of-life never goes bad as long as you keep the Cork in. If you like glenlivet, you might want to try Lagavulin, their 16 yearold is nice and the 21 ( if you have the $$) is heavenly.
              BoRG
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              • #22
                With apologies to James Bond (shaken, not stirred) and a few other folks here, calling a drink in which the primary alcohol is not gin a martini is a travesty. Give it some other stupid name, but to suffer the idignity of ordering a martini and being asked by the bartender what alcohol to use is almost too much to tolerate.

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                • #23
                  ...'of all the gin-joints in all the world she hadda drop into mine..'

                  What Mark just said...there are only two types of proper martini, a 'dry' martini and a 'perfect'(aka 'pink') martini..both are made with gin as the primary spirit.


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