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Russ Jackson

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Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 6:44 PM (permalink)
Either one you make yourself or one you order at your favorite establishment.

Also what do you like in yours Olives stuffed with Blue Cheese,Coctail Onions,Lime Twist etc...

My favorite right now is my Dirty Jalapeno Martini

1 teaspoon Juice from Jar of Pickled Jalapenos
3 ounces Bombay Saphire
Shake hard and long in shaker with Ice I want the murky look and ice crystals

Pour and strain into frozen Martini Glass
Garnish with 3 Jalapeno Rings on a toothpic

...Russ
 
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    Wannabchef

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    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 6:53 PM (permalink)
    Mine is a cosmopolitan
     
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      jman

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      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 6:54 PM (permalink)
      Tanqueray. Wave a bottle of vermouth over hit. Shake. Drink. Repeat.
       
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        iqdiva

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        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 6:57 PM (permalink)
        K-Paul's Mango Tango Martini !
         
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          mland520

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          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 7:25 PM (permalink)
          three words:
          Vodka
          Rocks
          Olives

          to be leisurely enjoyed after one horrendous week!
           
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            Russ Jackson

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            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 8:26 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by iqdiva

            K-Paul's Mango Tango Martini !


            Do you have a recipe for it?

            ...Russ
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 8:39 PM (permalink)
              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.
               
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                iqdiva

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                RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 8:47 PM (permalink)
                Russ,I wish that I did !...My hubby and I enjoyed one during our last visit to K-Paul's in New Orleans...They are fabulous !
                 
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                  seafarer john

                  RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 8:52 PM (permalink)
                  Michael said it before I could - bless him...

                  Cheres, John
                   
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                    Russ Jackson

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                    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 8:58 PM (permalink)
                    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




                     
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                      JRPfeff

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                      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 9:05 PM (permalink)
                      The Vesper.
                       
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                        Russ Jackson

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                        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 9:12 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by JRPfeff

                        The Vesper.


                        Well Done JRP!

                        The Vesper

                        "A dry martini," [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 than 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."

                        -Ian Fleming, Casino Royale


                        ...Russ
                         
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                          CCJPO

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                          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 9:15 PM (permalink)
                          Well, I have to go with MICKEY on this this one. Although I just hold an opened bottle of vermouth near the gin for the briefest of time.
                           
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                            jman

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                            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 9:25 PM (permalink)
                            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.
                             
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                              JRPfeff

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                              RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 10:10 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by JRPfeff

                              The Vesper.


                              Well Done JRP!

                              ...Russ

                              And my favorite Bond line, ever. From Casino Royale, the movie.

                              quote:
                              James Bond: [after Bond has just lost his 10 million in the game, to the bartender] Vodka-martini.

                              Bartender: Shaken or stirred?

                              James Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?


                              Russ,

                              I bought a bottle of Lillet Blanc. It is completely different from the vermouth they pour at a bar. Outstanding stuff.

                              Jim
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 11:08 PM (permalink)
                                Martinis do not evolve. A martini is what it is. Anything else is, of course, something else. Suggesting otherwise is the same as saying that a beer is a roasted pepper after it evolves.
                                 
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                                  Davydd

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                                  RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sat, 04/5/08 11:27 PM (permalink)
                                  W. Somerset Maugham says stirred not shaken. Ian Fleming says shaken not stirred. Maugham preceded Fleming. I say whatever keeps the gin sharper and I have to believe that is stirred. So, gin, ice, a faint hint of vermouth, and an olive.
                                   
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                                    stricken_detective

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                                    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:42 AM (permalink)
                                    I had a drink served in a martini glass. It consisted of Absolut Peppar vodka, a bit of olive juice, and some olives. It was good, just the right amount of olive juice, too much & you can't drink it. Too little & how is that a 'dirty'? Anyway, would have tasted better with garlic or bleu cheese stuffed olives instead of plain.

                                    What would you call that ^^^^ then, if not a martini?
                                     
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                                      boyardee65

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                                      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 2:40 AM (permalink)
                                      Gotta agree with Hoffman on this one!! I have been a Bartender for the last few years and the only recipe that I know is:


                                      Ice cubes
                                      1 jigger good gin or vodka
                                      1/4 oz dry vermouth
                                      olives or lemon twist for garnish

                                      Place ice in shaker. Pour vermouth over ice and swirl. Strain. Add gin and shake for about 15 times vigorously. Pour into a rocks glass for " on the rocks" or strain into chilled cocktail glass for "up" and garnish. Drink at leisure, but not too many!!!!

                                      Thats it!


                                      David O.
                                       
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                                        Russ Jackson

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                                        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 8:49 AM (permalink)
                                        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
                                         
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                                          Michael Hoffman

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                                          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 10:42 AM (permalink)
                                          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

                                          Thread killers my aching back. There are people who correctly point out that you can give anything a name, but that doesn't change the fact that it's not the correct name.
                                           
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                                            Michael Hoffman

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                                            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 10:49 AM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by stricken_detective

                                            I had a drink served in a martini glass. It consisted of Absolut Peppar vodka, a bit of olive juice, and some olives. It was good, just the right amount of olive juice, too much & you can't drink it. Too little & how is that a 'dirty'? Anyway, would have tasted better with garlic or bleu cheese stuffed olives instead of plain.

                                            What would you call that ^^^^ then, if not a martini?


                                            Well, you could call it anything you wanted to call it. I know that the name I like for a drink made with vodka, vermouth and an olive is Stalini.

                                            But, now that Absolut is advertising in Mexico that all of the American Southwest, plus California, Utah and Colorado, is Mexico then I not only won't touch that stuff, but I tossed out a bottle of it and so informed the company.

                                            http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2008/04/mexico-reconque.html
                                             
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                                              Davydd

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                                              RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 11:23 AM (permalink)
                                              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.
                                               
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                                                Davydd

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                                                RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 11:26 AM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Michael Hoffman


                                                Well, you could call it anything you wanted to call it. I know that the name I like for a drink made with vodka, vermouth and an olive is Stalini.

                                                Would a more up to date version be called a Putini?
                                                 
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                                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                                  RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 11:34 AM (permalink)
                                                  It cetainly would, although the name Stalini was given to the drink just a couple of years ago, and accepted by Grampy, a famed author who writes about cocktails.
                                                   
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                                                    kozel

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                                                    RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:08 PM (permalink)
                                                    Gibson, but you can't find good cocktail onions any more in a salt brine rather than vinegar.
                                                     
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                                                      Russ Jackson

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                                                      RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:14 PM (permalink)
                                                      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
                                                       
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                                                        kozel

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                                                        RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:24 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


                                                        much appreciated!
                                                         
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                                                          seafarer john

                                                          RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:33 PM (permalink)
                                                          Whoever it was who first thought to substitute a tiny preserved onion for the olive in the Martini had the imagination and decency to give the drink its own name - the Gibson.

                                                          If those of you who like to drink strange and possibly tasty and even healthful concoctions from Martini glasses, would exercise the same imagination originality and decent respect for the most famous cocktail of all time, those of us who love and revere the original Martini would have no reason for complaint.

                                                          Boyardee, typical of all too many bartenders now-a-days (especially those of the female persuasion), participates in the sad deterioration of the noble bartending profession. He has it right in his recipe for a Martini when he lists Gin as an ingredient, but then he allows that tasteless alcohol called Vodka to be an ingredient in the same drink. As Hoffman has correctly pointed out that Vodka concoction is, by the dictate of a distinguished commission of Roadfooders, who sat and deliberated long and hard over a proper name, called a Stalini.

                                                          As to that oafish Englishman called "BondJamesBond"; first, no one has ever given the English any prizes for good taste in food and drink (well, I will grant they seem to enjoy good Scotch whiskey); second, I dont know what that was that BondJamesBond ordered, but it is a crime against humanity to infer that it is a Martini. Third, if you like the taste of bruised Gin and Vermouth, and you enjoy participating in the torture of those innocent products, then go ahead and shake your Martini. Those of us who are caring sensitive and tasteful citizens will continue to stir our Martinis "...to the tune of a waltz".



                                                          Cheers, John
                                                           
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                                                            Russ Jackson

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                                                            RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink Sun, 04/6/08 1:41 PM (permalink)
                                                            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
                                                             
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