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Michael Hoffman

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RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:41 PM (permalink)
Now, now, seafarer john, considering that you have been labeled a "thread killer" don't you think it impolitic of you to be keeping the newly-named thread alive?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:45 PM (permalink)
    The word cocktails comes to mind.
     
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      Russ Jackson

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      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:47 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

      The word cocktails comes to mind.


      Ok how is that I changed it again....Russ
       
      #33
        seafarer john

        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:47 PM (permalink)
        Just part of my contrarian nature - some of which i learned from Hoffman.

        And, Russ, you've got it just about right - too bad you didn't think of that way back when...

        Cheers, John
         
        #34
          boyardee65

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          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:52 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Russ Jackson

          What should I name this thread. Drinks that are not Martinis in Martini glasses that you like from establishments or at home that are called Martinis but not really Martinis?
          ...Russ
          They are called, appropriately enough, Cocktails.
          The Martini is just that even though it is deemed a cocktail.

          David O.
           
          #35
            seafarer john

            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:57 PM (permalink)
            Michael, I guess it's just part of my contrarian nature to enjoy baiting the bear in his den.

            Russ, you've got it just about right- too bad you didn't think of that way back when. And Russ, I hope nothing I said interferes with your enjoyment of your favorite drink. "Drink what you like, and like what you drink" is my motto.

            Cheers, John
             
            #36
              seafarer john

              RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:02 PM (permalink)
              Sorry about the duplication, sometimes this imac throws me a curve - i thought the first one had failed to post...

              Cheers, John
               
              #37
                Russ Jackson

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                RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:02 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by seafarer john

                Michael, I guess it's just part of my contrarian nature to enjoy baiting the bear in his den.

                Russ, you've got it just about right- too bad you didn't think of that way back when. And Russ, I hope nothing I said interferes with your enjoyment of your favorite drink. "Drink what you like, and like what you drink" is my motto.

                Cheers, John


                It was all in good fun and enjoy the Humor. Michael is always informative and enjoyable. I personally agree with him on this one. All my comments were tounge in cheek. I was chuckling the whole time...Russ
                 
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                  sizz

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                  RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:11 PM (permalink)
                  the only inspiration I ever got out of a Martini was the desire to obtain sobriety.........!
                  many years ago the Martini was my choice of "weapon of mass destruction" and my favorite way of eating juniper berries
                   
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                    Russ Jackson

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                    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:14 PM (permalink)
                    Michael try this Martini Inspired Drink
                    Blueberry Martini Jelly Shots


                    Ingredients

                    10 1/2 ounces Stoli (Stolichnaya) Blueberry vodka

                    2 ounces simple syrup

                    14 sheets of gelatin

                    About 35 fresh blueberries

                    Directions

                    Off heat, combine vodka and simple syrup in a small saucepan.

                    Add the gelatin sheets one at a time to vodka mixture, breaking up sheets if necessary so that they can be completely submerged.

                    Allow gelatin to sit in vodka mixture until it is soft and pliable, 5-10 minutes.

                    When gelatin is soft, heat saucepan over low heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved and incorporated into vodka mixture, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

                    Check contents of pan; if there are any flecks of gelatin that have not dissolved, strain the mixture to remove any solid particles. Place a blueberry in the bottom of each individual cocktail mold, and carefully pour vodka mixture into each mold. Refrigerate molds until set, preferably overnight. These cocktails will keep, refrigerated, for as long as two days.


                    ......Russ
                     
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                      RedJim64

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                      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:21 PM (permalink)
                      Dry Gin Martini - up;
                      Stirred, not shaken.
                      NO FRUIT!
                       
                      #41
                        MiamiDon

                        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:26 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Davydd

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                        A Martini is made with gin, a bit of vermouth and an olive, although a twist of lemon peel is allowed instead of an olive. Anything else is something else.


                        The thread killers have shown up and voiced their opinions as to violating the Prized Martini. Today the Martini has errupted into a phenomenon unto itself with bars dedicated to its many variations. Gin and Vodka have changed to accomidate the new awarness of this great drink. I changed the name of the thread to appease the purists. Personally I dont think the new variations disrespect the great drink but honor it. The Cosmopoliton, The Gibson, The Dirty Martini,The Saketini, Etc all pay tribute to the original and in may ways brought a great drink to a new generation....Russ

                        Good. Now you can discuss drink variations. Calling all the different concoctions Martinis to me is the same as globbing on extra garbage plate ingredients on a classic Margherita pizza or putting fruit in beers. To me that is no appreciation of the basic classic, original taste. I'm not against variations but when you change something or create something new, call it something else lest you destroy the appreciation of the original.


                        It's worse than that. It is as if one put a blueberry covered pastry in a pizza box and declared it to be a pizza because the container is a pizza box.

                         
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                          stricken_detective

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                          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:42 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                          Michael try this Martini Inspired Drink

                          Blueberry Martini Jelly Shots


                          Ingredients

                          10 1/2 ounces Stoli (Stolichnaya) Blueberry vodka

                          2 ounces simple syrup

                          14 sheets of gelatin

                          About 35 fresh blueberries

                          Directions

                          Off heat, combine vodka and simple syrup in a small saucepan.

                          Add the gelatin sheets one at a time to vodka mixture, breaking up sheets if necessary so that they can be completely submerged.

                          Allow gelatin to sit in vodka mixture until it is soft and pliable, 5-10 minutes.

                          When gelatin is soft, heat saucepan over low heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved and incorporated into vodka mixture, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

                          Check contents of pan; if there are any flecks of gelatin that have not dissolved, strain the mixture to remove any solid particles. Place a blueberry in the bottom of each individual cocktail mold, and carefully pour vodka mixture into each mold. Refrigerate molds until set, preferably overnight. These cocktails will keep, refrigerated, for as long as two days.


                          ......Russ



                          My birthday is coming & blueberries are my favorite. Where do I find gelatin sheets? Cocktail molds? Are these just like normal jello shots? Squeeze, suck & swallow?
                           
                          #43
                            Russ Jackson

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                            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:48 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by stricken_detective

                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                            Michael try this Martini Inspired Drink

                            Blueberry Martini Jelly Shots


                            Ingredients

                            10 1/2 ounces Stoli (Stolichnaya) Blueberry vodka

                            2 ounces simple syrup

                            14 sheets of gelatin

                            About 35 fresh blueberries

                            Directions

                            Off heat, combine vodka and simple syrup in a small saucepan.

                            Add the gelatin sheets one at a time to vodka mixture, breaking up sheets if necessary so that they can be completely submerged.

                            Allow gelatin to sit in vodka mixture until it is soft and pliable, 5-10 minutes.

                            When gelatin is soft, heat saucepan over low heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved and incorporated into vodka mixture, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

                            Check contents of pan; if there are any flecks of gelatin that have not dissolved, strain the mixture to remove any solid particles. Place a blueberry in the bottom of each individual cocktail mold, and carefully pour vodka mixture into each mold. Refrigerate molds until set, preferably overnight. These cocktails will keep, refrigerated, for as long as two days.


                            ......Russ



                            My birthday is coming & blueberries are my favorite. Where do I find gelatin sheets? Cocktail molds? Are these just like normal jello shots? Squeeze, suck & swallow?


                            http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_7197238

                            ...Russ
                             
                            #44
                              bigbear

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                              RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 3:10 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by kozel

                              Gibson, but you can't find good cocktail onions any more in a salt brine rather than vinegar.


                              Try Aunt Nellies whole Holland Style Onions.
                              http://consumer.senecafoods.com/product/prodoverview.cfm

                              I have a jar of them in my hand right now.
                              Onions,Water,Sugar,Salt,and Citric Acid
                              ...Russ

                              I might be wrong (frequently am), but these "holland style" onions are not meant to be put in cocktails. They're better suited for a chicken pot pie.
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 4:16 PM (permalink)
                                Thanks, Russ, but I'll pass on a blueberry whatever.
                                 
                                #46
                                  seafarer john

                                  RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 4:44 PM (permalink)
                                  You don't need gelatin sheets or fancy molds. Just use unflavored powdered Gelatin and pour it into an ice cube tray- or, if like us, you threw out all the ice cube trays when you bought a new refrigerator a few years ago, buy some of those little one or two once paper cups. An egg carton lined with saran also works, I'm told. I got the recipe I use for Jelloshots right off these Roadfood forums a couple of years ago.

                                  Cheers, John


                                   
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                                    brickie

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                                    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 5:05 PM (permalink)
                                    This gin, http://plymouthgin.com/
                                    A breath of great vermouth.
                                    One onion.
                                     
                                    #48
                                      Russ Jackson

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                                      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 5:06 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                      Thanks, Russ, but I'll pass on a blueberry whatever.


                                      I will also Michael.
                                      ...Russ
                                       
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                                        Russ Jackson

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                                        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 6:15 PM (permalink)
                                        I just made 2 Martini Inspired Drinks

                                        7 oz Bombay Saphire
                                        8 peppercorns crushed with mortar and pestal
                                        1 Pinch dried crushed Jalapeno flakes from Penzey's
                                        I let it sit for 1 1/2 hours
                                        Then ran it thru a coffee filter

                                        Then into the shaker with a small splash Vermouth
                                        Good bite good pepper taste good drink...Russ
                                         
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                                          uncledaveyo

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                                          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 6:28 PM (permalink)
                                          My favorite Martini-inspired drink is: a second Martini. Sometimes I'm inspired to have 2 or 3 more.
                                           
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                                            Jennifer_4

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                                            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 6:28 PM (permalink)
                                            my local upscale mexican place makes something they call a CosmoRita... gold tequila, cranberry juice, Sprite, and a floater of Chambord in a glass with a pink sugared rim... a real girl drink but I love it!
                                             
                                            #52
                                              MiamiDon

                                              RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 6:43 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by stricken_detective


                                              Squeeze, suck & swallow?



                                               
                                              #53
                                                sizz

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                                                RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 7:04 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Jennifer_4

                                                ... a real girl drink but I love it!

                                                Jennifer your not a real girl???
                                                 
                                                #54
                                                  Foodbme

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                                                  RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 7:44 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by jman

                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                                  A Martini is made with gin, a bit of vermouth and an olive, although a twist of lemon peel is allowed instead of an olive. Anything else is something else.
                                                  Michael said it before I could - bless him...

                                                  Cheres, John


                                                  All things evolve just like the Martini.
                                                  Hey guys there are entire bars out there serving drinks called Martinis in hundreds of different forms.
                                                  Put the mouse down mix one or two up relax and have a good time.
                                                  ....Russ







                                                  That's like asking for a 7&7 and then telling the bartender to make it with rum and coke.



                                                  Similiar to the mixed drink---Perrier & Water!
                                                   
                                                  #55
                                                    swirsk53

                                                    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 7:57 PM (permalink)
                                                    If at home, a big glass with lots of ice, lots of Grey Goose and take a whole fresh lime and squeeze til nothing else comes out of the limes. Drink it.
                                                     
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                                                      uncledaveyo

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                                                      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 9:37 PM (permalink)
                                                      So Swirsk - your variation on a Martini is something that is absolutely nothing like a Martini as far as the ingredients and preperation. I guess the "drink it" part is the connection.
                                                       
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                                                        Jennifer_4

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                                                        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 10:12 PM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by sizz

                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by Jennifer_4

                                                        ... a real girl drink but I love it!

                                                        Jennifer your not a real girl???


                                                        Indeed I am! (Just ask Ed Sails and MikeS).. I just meant that sometimes "girl drinks" are not seen as "real" cocktails because they are overly sweet and fruity... my sentence should have perhaps read "not a "respectable, traditional" cocktail, but I still love it!"
                                                         
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                                                          Ort. Carlton.

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                                                          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 10:47 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by Michael Hoffman
                                                          Suggesting otherwise is the same as saying that a beer is a roasted pepper after it evolves.


                                                          Michael,
                                                          But I did know someone who homebrewed a beer using Grape-Nuts(R) (well, the Kroger clone) as an adjunct. It tasted pretty good, too. I didn't try it with red peppers, though.
                                                          Buffeted (But Not By Blustery Winds), Ort. Carlton in That Limitless Human Cafeteria Line That Is Athens, Georgia.
                                                           
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                                                            Ort. Carlton.

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                                                            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 10:52 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Russ Jackson
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Michael Hoffman
                                                            The Saketini


                                                            Dearfolk,
                                                            Oh, for heaven's sake!
                                                            Hokkaidon't have to drink one.
                                                            Nagasaki-To-Me, Ort. Carlton in Sapphoro-My-Strength Athens, Georgia.
                                                             
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