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weedywet

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Apr 20 11 2:56 PM

yeah right, and vodka, triple sec and lime juice is a Vodka "margarita?"
no, its a Kamikaze


A Martini is a gin drink. AND it has vermouth in it, not just an imaginary amount.


otherwise I can call grapefruit juice with grappa in it a "screwdriver"

it just ISN'T

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Apr 20 11 3:11 PM


A proper vodka margarita is made with about a quart of ice, 8 oz. of Stolichnaya, and your shake a shot of triple sec onto the ice, then strain it unto the ice is just ice.. then you shake the vodka in, and strain it into a margarita glass with lime juice.

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weedywet

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Apr 20 11 3:13 PM


ORIGINALLY it was half and half!

and for a long time it was traditionally about a third vermouth

I like about a sixth -  much more than most people these days, but I'm in some ways a traditionalist.


I do also, if they are made correctly, enjoy the Vesper (from Casino Royale, it's the origin of the 'shaken not stirred' quote and it's the ONLY time in any of the Bond books he drinks what you might call a Martini; the rest being movie invention nonsense)

Bond invents it on the spot, and it's sometimes called "The James Bond Martini"

3 parts Gin
1 part potato Vodka
1/2 part Lillet Blanc (sweet vermouth)

shaken, not stirred, served with a twist.

They're great with food, especially spicy food (which covers most of what I cook),
but it's NOT a classic, true Martini

When Vesper dies at the end of the book, he swears to never drink them again.

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john agnello

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Apr 20 11 4:08 PM

So far my biggest contribution is starting the gin/vodka war?  My pleasure.  

Unfortunately when ordering a martini anywhere, if you don't specify gin, you will be asked gin or vodka.  

And btw, Hendricks is my fav for martinis.  Super smooth.  Like Wittman!  

J

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weedywet

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Apr 20 11 4:29 PM

Hendricks is pretty great in its way, with all that cucumber overtone.

but it's kind of the perfect gin for people who really prefer vodka, being rather low on the juniper scale

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Apr 20 11 4:35 PM


No, I think showing up was the best thing, John, and that was a very good point about being asked for a preference. Gin, OR Vodka.. thanks!

but I'm in some ways a traditionalist.
 

-weedywet

Just between you and I, both sides of my family were some of the first settlers to Australia. One borrowed horses, the other borrowed sheep. 

I am sort of a traditionalist myself.. as they say, don't leave your sweaters out in the open.

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leonardo

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Apr 21 11 5:23 PM

I am big on Bombay Sapphire.agreed!Have you tried Luksusowa?very nice, and not pricey either.Polish potato vodka (the name means luxury)I have nothing against vodka drinks. They're just not Martinis.

-weedywet


 

I went through a Bombay Blue jag in the late '90's.
Very juniper-y and refreshing. I used to grab a bottle in the duty free at the start of a tour and it was my 'get to the hotel rm, you have an hour to lobby call for soundcheck' relaxer.
I got a bottle of Tanq for Christmas a few years ago and just sort of stayed there ever since.

The Luksusowa can change one's opinion of vodka for the better;--it did for me.

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leonardo

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Apr 21 11 7:16 PM

I don't drink in my room

-weedywet

Well....it was the '90's... things certainly have changed and touring is a whole new ball game these days.
50 is a few months away one must be discerning....and I never let anyone drink in my room.
The Alannah Myles rider is down to Wine and Beer, no hard liquor and too much food.


Patron is on our rider though!

-weedywet

Patron is new to me. I think I've seen the tequila but haven't seen the vodka in Ontario, but then I haven't been looking.
Will have a looky see and report back.



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johnwhynot

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Apr 21 11 8:26 PM

50 is receding in the distance trying to catch my hairline, which has a massive head start.

My opinions regarding clear alcohol I come by honestly.  And I no longer drink.

Please enjoy responsibly!


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max

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Apr 23 11 4:37 AM

never been a fan of the martini (gin always reminds me of malaria), and the idea of sipping vodka is preposterous at best

i don't mind an occasional single malt or nice aged cognac

a 10 yr old cab sav is hard to knock back at dinner, but i value my wellbeing much more than i did when i was younger, so a couple of glasses at most...


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john agnello

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Apr 24 11 9:52 AM

OMG, the martini is a beautiful experience.  I do prefer the taste of the Hendricks to the Bombay.  The Hendricks is smooth to the bone.  And the second Hendricks is better than the first.  Although, when the wife is present, I'm not allowed a second one.  

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weedywet

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Apr 24 11 10:14 PM

.t.  Although, when the wife is present, I'm not allowed a second one.  

-john_agnello

I know, my wife won't let me have another wife either...

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Apr 24 11 10:31 PM

Excellent! My nose is a fountain.

the idea of sipping vodka is preposterous at best

-max

Sipping? That's for whiskey. glug glug.

Martinis are social sedatives. You take a full dose all at once, and wear the rest home.

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