Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink

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Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2008/04/05 18:44:10
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
Wannabchef
Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 18:53:17
Mine is a cosmopolitan
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 18:54:52
Tanqueray. Wave a bottle of vermouth over hit. Shake. Drink. Repeat.
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 18:57:34
K-Paul's Mango Tango Martini !
mland520
Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 19:25:44
three words:
Vodka
Rocks
Olives

to be leisurely enjoyed after one horrendous week!
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 20:26:50
quote:
Originally posted by iqdiva

K-Paul's Mango Tango Martini !


Do you have a recipe for it?

...Russ
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 20:39:33
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.
iqdiva
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 20:47:54
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 !
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 20:52:49
Michael said it before I could - bless him...

Cheres, John
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 20:58:43
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




JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 21:05:29
The Vesper.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 21:12:09
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
CCJPO
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 21:15:59
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.
jman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 21:25:27
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.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 22:10:52
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
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 23:08:45
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.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/05 23:27:02
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.
stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 01:42:42
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?
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 02:40:52
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.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 08:49:48
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
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 10:42:31
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.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 10:49:44
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
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 11:23:59
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.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 11:26:51
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?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 11:34:30
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.
kozel
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:08:47
Gibson, but you can't find good cocktail onions any more in a salt brine rather than vinegar.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:14:52
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
kozel
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:24:29
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!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:33:30
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
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:41:07
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
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:41:24
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?
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:45:01
The word cocktails comes to mind.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:47:17
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

The word cocktails comes to mind.


Ok how is that I changed it again....Russ
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:47:24
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
boyardee65
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:52:50
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.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 13:57:03
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
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:02:18
Sorry about the duplication, sometimes this imac throws me a curve - i thought the first one had failed to post...

Cheers, John
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:02:50
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
sizz
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:11:56
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
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:14:07
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
RedJim64
Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:21:49
Dry Gin Martini - up;
Stirred, not shaken.
NO FRUIT!
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:26:06
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." />

stricken_detective
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:42:11
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?
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 14:48:14
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
bigbear
Hamburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 15:10:45
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.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 16:16:09
Thanks, Russ, but I'll pass on a blueberry whatever.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 16:44:08
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


brickie
Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 17:05:15
This gin, http://plymouthgin.com/
A breath of great vermouth.
One onion.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 17:06:08
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

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


I will also Michael.
...Russ
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 18:15:04
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
uncledaveyo
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 18:28:21
My favorite Martini-inspired drink is: a second Martini. Sometimes I'm inspired to have 2 or 3 more.
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 18:28:31
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!
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 18:43:39
quote:
Originally posted by stricken_detective


Squeeze, suck & swallow?



sizz
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 19:04:27
quote:
Originally posted by Jennifer_4

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

Jennifer your not a real girl???
Foodbme
Porterhouse
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 19:44:52
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!
swirsk53
Hamburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 19:57:08
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.
uncledaveyo
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 21:37:28
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.
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 22:12:31
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!"
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 22:47:15
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.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Your Favorite Martini Inspired Drink 2008/04/06 22:52:29
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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