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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/22 12:50:11 (permalink)
Judging by the deterioration in their typing, I'd say that a number of the entrants have been doing empirical research!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/22 15:33:03 (permalink)
4 Fish:
aint it wonderfl how our typing and spelling improve as the cocktail hour winds down? OH, the wonderful powers of Gin !
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/24 21:53:48 (permalink)
Although I was born on Thanksgiving Day, it is a moveable feast and today is my birhday. I had my usual Martini for starters, but as my Martini drinking friends were all unavailable , it was just my wife and I for the cocktail hour. A little later a friend showed up with a bottle of 1985 Perrier - Jouet!!!! While I'm not particularly a champagne fan, this stuff was delicious. Our friend says she was offered $250 for her bottle on E-Bay. I've got the empty, wonder what that's worth? The grandchildren showed up for birthday cake- a very nice storebought cheese cake. And after dinner we opened one of my presents - a bottle of tasty Poire William. Life is good!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 00:10:01 (permalink)
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Originally posted by seafarer john

Although I was born on Thanksgiving Day, it is a moveable feast and today is my birhday. I had my usual Martini for starters, but as my Martini drinking friends were all unavailable , it was just my wife and I for the cocktail hour. A little later a friend showed up with a bottle of 1985 Perrier - Jouet!!!! While I'm not particularly a champagne fan, this stuff was delicious. Our friend says she was offered $250 for her bottle on E-Bay. I've got the empty, wonder what that's worth? The grandchildren showed up for birthday cake- a very nice storebought cheese cake. And after dinner we opened one of my presents - a bottle of tasty Poire William. Life is good!


You know what they say, it's worth $250 if you like it -- and about nothing if you don't. Sorry I wasn't there to be a proper judge. As much as I hate to say it, coming from a proletariat (should that be the name of the drink?), the good stuff really is good. In the meantime, it was Plymouth and Boissiere for me -- shaken -- gin bottle opened with a sword. Happy birthday.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 09:02:44 (permalink)
Happy Birthday, SJ!! Sounds like you had a nice expensive "buzz" going there!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 11:07:03 (permalink)
Yeah!, and I got a nice bottle of Tanqueray as a present among other things - I'll save that for very special occassions - like this evening's cocktail hour...

And, I think "Proletarian" is an excellent entry- but it wont be counted unless you enter it on the other page - Hizzoner The Mayor's ,Rule!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 12:27:56 (permalink)
The entries seem to be coming in quite nicely. I can't imagine why so much attention is being paid to something that folks "Swill" as opposed to something folks "Sip" like Bourbon.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 12:28:26 (permalink)
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Originally posted by seafarer john
"proletariat": I agree w/ sj (above), but it should be "proletarian" in this context, "proletariat" referring to proletarians collectively.

Rick, called by his wife the "Grammar @!#%*" and wondering whether the colon should be before or after the quotation mark above. . . .
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 13:03:48 (permalink)
Of course, the best name for that vodka concoction would be "yob tvoyu matini."

Naturally it would be disqualified on two counts: 1. the addition of tini. 2. If you asked a Russian bartender for it, you would probably get a blackened eye.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 13:15:29 (permalink)
You want to translate for us Grampy???????

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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 14:19:07 (permalink)
The best I can do in polite company is to suggest that you go to Google and type in yob tvoyu mat. It is probably the most used of Russian oaths and is as common there as our phrase -- gosh, I can't say that, either!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 14:21:54 (permalink)
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The best I can do in polite company is to suggest that you go to Google and type in yob tvoyu mat. It is probably the most used of Russian oaths and is as common there as our phrase -- gosh, I can't say that, either!
She calls me that, too--but not in Russian!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 17:41:26 (permalink)
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and wondering whether the colon should be before or after the quotation mark above. . . .

Sounds kinda anal to me...
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 17:49:19 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Grampy

The best I can do in polite company is to suggest that you go to Google and type in yob tvoyu mat. It is probably the most used of Russian oaths and is as common there as our phrase -- gosh, I can't say that, either!


I did the Google search and I see what you mean Grampy.

That type of language cannot be used around the Sundancer's house although I am sure that I have been declared in that zone on occasion.

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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 22:39:23 (permalink)
So, this is where the great Martini search leads us? Gotta love Roadfooders!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/25 23:00:56 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Bushie

quote:
Originally posted by Rick F.

and wondering whether the colon should be before or after the quotation mark above. . . .

Sounds kinda anal to me...


And, if this were a half-assed drink, would it be a "semicolon"?

SJ: Congrats on the 500 posts, as well.

New Martini thought. What is the worst gin for a Martini? Barring, of course, Uncle Ed's, etc. Immediately, I think it is a toss-up between Seagram's and Gilbey's. Too much juniper/lemon for the first, and too much WD40 for the latter. Bols also is not a Martini gin. What is it then?
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 00:00:47 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Grampy

quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

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Originally posted by Rick F.

and wondering whether the colon should be before or after the quotation mark above. . . .

Sounds kinda anal to me...
And, if this were a half-assed drink, would it be a "semicolon"?
And would too many of them give one a "colonic high"?
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 08:47:55 (permalink)
Congratulations, Seafarer John, on becoming a Double Turkey Burger! Just in time for Thanksgiving.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 11:58:39 (permalink)
Bols, which I rarely ever see anywhere now-a-days, but which I found way in back of the pantry with a few ounces remaining - clay bottle and all, is a tasty sipping beverage- right up there with Calvados and Bourbon and Tennessee sippin' whiskey and single malt Scotch. I think I'll have a sip or two for lunch today.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 12:25:00 (permalink)
I mentioned this thread to a friend last night, and he said he had a new type of Martini. I naturally greeted this with the same sceptical glower that I might give someone who tells me he discovered a new way of walking. He told me it was a Saketini -- ice-cold sake with a drop of plum wine and a large sliver of pickled ginger. I said he should call it a Sake2mi -- until I tasted the durned thing. I then suggested it be called a sakapoopoo (aka, a Japanese diaper). The sake was fine, but you certainly needed that jolt of pickled ginger to wash away the taste of the plum wine. Whoever invented that swill will be among the first against the wall when the revolution comes.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 12:37:32 (permalink)
Bleeeccchhhh Grampy, that sounds NASTY ! I actually had a very delicious martoony at Arnaud's in New Orleans, they called it a Cajun Martini......I chose Chopin vodka to which they added a spash of jalapeno juice and a pickled jalapeno instead of olives. Yummy it was!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 12:47:56 (permalink)
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Bleeeccchhhh Grampy, that sounds NASTY ! I actually had a very delicious martoony at Arnaud's in New Orleans, they called it a Cajun Martini......I chose Chopin vodka to which they added a spash of jalapeno juice and a pickled jalapeno instead of olives. Yummy it was!


I've had cajun martinis before, although made slightly different. A few jalapenos were put into a bottle of gin and allowed to sit for anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. The gin was used then to make a real martini, including a regular olive! Yummy but dangerous!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 12:49:06 (permalink)
Yes, those Cajun Martini's are good. I believe it was Paul Prudhomme who invented it in New Orleans as a joke. I ordered one once in a nearby watering hole, and it came with a fresh jalapeño, which added about as much flavor to the drink as a piece of waxed fruit would add to an apple pie. The concept was absolutely lost on the barmaid.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 12:55:49 (permalink)
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Originally posted by EdSails

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Originally posted by lleechef

Bleeeccchhhh Grampy, that sounds NASTY ! I actually had a very delicious martoony at Arnaud's in New Orleans, they called it a Cajun Martini......I chose Chopin vodka to which they added a spash of jalapeno juice and a pickled jalapeno instead of olives. Yummy it was!


I've had cajun martinis before, although made slightly different. A few jalapenos were put into a bottle of gin and allowed to sit for anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. The gin was used then to make a real martini, including a regular olive! Yummy but dangerous!

Aren't ALL martinis dangerous and isn't that why we love them sooooooo much
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/26 12:59:47 (permalink)
Congrats, Seafarer on the Double Cheeseburger status. I'll be there one day.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/11/27 02:49:30 (permalink)
Well after reading this thread several days ago I've been looking to try Bombay Sapphire. I finally had a chance tonight when we ate at Chilli's. I have found my new Gin. It was execellent, smooth and with a nice bouget. Although at 8 bucks a shot I'll definetely be asking Santa for a liter in my stocking.
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/12/03 07:48:16 (permalink)
This thread has also been excised from the search engine - I had to go to a member's name to retrieve it. I suspect a vodka addled hacker has gotten into our Gin bottles and is ruining our thread.
Cheers to all you Martini lovers out there!
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/12/03 08:04:28 (permalink)
seafarer, the vodka addled hacker was NOT me! Although looking back, I think you ALL are gin martini drinkers and not vodka martini drinkers. Back in my heavy duty cheffing days I had only one day off (if I was lucky) so that spelled one thing: PARTYYYYY! After consuming one too many Tanqueray and tonics on my friend's boat on Torch Lake in MI on a hot day I've not been able to touch the stuff . Since the martini became very fashionable again (the glass is VERY sexy) I had to switch over to vodka which is actually quite good, especially Absolut Citron .
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/12/03 09:07:32 (permalink)
Purloining the most recent copy of Food & Wine from the dentist's office, I read their "Spirits of the Year" awards. The winner for gin was Broker's Premium London Dry Gin. Now, I've been around the bar a couple of times, but I've never heard of it. Does anyone know this gin They do have a Web site http://www.brokersginusa.com/index.stm
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RE: Shaken, not Stirred 2003/12/03 15:39:30 (permalink)
Can't help you, Grampy, i havn't been able to find my broker since the market went south in 2000...
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