Shaken, not Stirred

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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2004/12/10 14:26:25 (permalink)
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John: Have you tried a Negroni: Gin, vermouth and Campari over ice? I find that it makes for a pleasant postprandial.

Ahhhhh...Negronis are one of my favorite drinks. I think I'm the only person who buys Campari at the store I frequent, but I continue to seek converts. When ordering one in a bar, I always have to direct the proceedings. But, they're great anytime in MHO.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2004/12/10 15:34:52 (permalink)
Somehow I get an image of Phishmonger walking in to the new Dinasaur BBQ in way uptown Manhattan and directing the lady bartender in making a NEGRONI. "What's that you just asked for mister..."?

Cheers, John
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2005/04/01 15:57:35 (permalink)
This seems an appropriate time to make a long-deferred announcement and confession to all of my Roadfood friends.

I have never had a Martini in my life (well, i tried one once in 1946 and didn't like it) and I'll never ever try to drink one of the damn things again . All the BS about Martinis in this forum is just pure lies and falsehoods invented by Grampy and me to amuse ourselves between cokes and root beers at our local Friendlys- by the way, our favorite restaurant.

I feel so much better now that I've come clean and you all know the truth about me. I hope I'll be forgiven and allowed to continue participating in these forums. I beg for your charity and understanding of this poor little lamb who was led astray when he fell into bad company.

Cheers, John
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2005/04/01 17:25:26 (permalink)
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This seems an appropriate time to make a long-deferred announcement and confession to all of my Roadfood friends.

I have never had a Martini in my life (well, i tried one once in 1946 and didn't like it) and I'll never ever try to drink one of the damn things again . All the BS about Martinis in this forum is just pure lies and falsehoods invented by Grampy and me to amuse ourselves between cokes and root beers at our local Friendlys- by the way, our favorite restaurant.

I feel so much better now that I've come clean and you all know the truth about me. I hope I'll be forgiven and allowed to continue participating in these forums. I beg for your charity and understanding of this poor little lamb who was led astray when he fell into bad company.

Cheers, John


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA........
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2005/04/01 18:04:04 (permalink)
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Originally posted by seafarer john

This seems an appropriate time to make a long-deferred announcement and confession to all of my Roadfood friends.

I have never had a Martini in my life (well, i tried one once in 1946 and didn't like it) and I'll never ever try to drink one of the damn things again . All the BS about Martinis in this forum is just pure lies and falsehoods invented by Grampy and me to amuse ourselves between cokes and root beers at our local Friendlys- by the way, our favorite restaurant.

I feel so much better now that I've come clean and you all know the truth about me. I hope I'll be forgiven and allowed to continue participating in these forums. I beg for your charity and understanding of this poor little lamb who was led astray when he fell into bad company.

Cheers, John

Why how shocking...my local Friendly's serves martinis, doesn't yours?
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2005/04/01 18:36:21 (permalink)
From Casino Royale:

"A dry martini," he (James Bond) said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."

"Oui, monsieur."

"Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?"

"Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

"Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.

Bond laughed. "When I'm . . . er . . .concentrating," he explained, "I never have more then one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."

He watched carefully as the deep glass became frosted with the pale golden drink, slightly aerated by the bruising shaker. He reached for it and took a long sip.

"Excellent," he said to the barman, "but if you can get a vodka made with grain instead of potatoes, you will find it still better."
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2005/04/01 18:58:30 (permalink)
Well, who ever said any Brit had good taste...

Cheers, John
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2005/04/01 20:01:15 (permalink)
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I have never had a Martini in my life (well, i tried one once in 1946 and didn't like it) and I'll never ever try to drink one of the damn things again .


And todays date is???????
Nice try.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2008/02/02 12:22:19 (permalink)
Today is 2 Feb 2008. I am bumping this classic thread back to life after several years of rest (and Rehab?). Thanks to Cajun King for finding it.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2008/02/02 12:42:01 (permalink)
IT IS ALIVE !!!







AS long as the vermouth bottle is in the same room as the martini, that's close enough.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2008/02/02 17:37:34 (permalink)

Here it is February 2,2008, about 5:30 of a sunny warm afternoon in St Petersburg, FL and my good wife has just handed me a an icy cold glass holding a very dry mix of gin and vermouth with a garnish of green olive - by gosh, could that be a Martini? Yes, yes it is! A perfect day in the Sunshine State brought to a perfect conclusion.

Cheers, John
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2008/02/04 11:57:18 (permalink)
After reading this thread, I dug up an old "How's Your Drink" column from the Wall Street Journal Online titled "Don't Forget the Vermouth".

The author tasted several gins and vermouths to try to determine the best ones for use in a martini. (tough work, eh?)

He declared that Hendrick's gin with Vya vermouth, mixed at 8-1 was the best, followed by Plymouth Gin mixed with Noilly Prat vermouth at 4-1.

In closing, he wrote,

"Shake your Martinis and they'll come out with a nice icy bite; stir them if you want a silkier consistency. And either way, use ice untainted by municipal chlorine and free from memories of trout caught last summer. Then decide: olive or lemon twist? But it's not much of a choice, really: Who can snack on lemon peel?"



Kind of makes you want to break out the martini glasses, eh?
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2008/02/04 12:19:18 (permalink)
I invented a new Martini about two months ago it is:
3 ounces Bombay Saphire
1 tseaspoon juice from a jar of pickled jalapenos
Frozen Martini glass
3 pickled jalepeno rings on a long toothpick

Mix in shaker very hard with Ice and strain into glass
Add toothpick with peppers

I call it the Dirty Mexican
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2008/02/04 13:17:17 (permalink)
I love a "classic" Martini. Up, with Tanquery "10" gin and Noilly Prat vermouth with 3 large olives.
I too,keep my vodka and gin in the freezer along with a couple of "classic" Martini glasses.
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