I posted this to another thread but here it is again!
Been a "Vodka Martini" advocate for many years and also agree that the original Martini was made with Gin, and not Vodka.
Also, getting tired of all these "flavored" variations. Tried some and not turned on with them. My favorite is a Xtra dry (which really means just the Vodka) Stoly Martini, UP, with a couple stuffed olives ON THE SIDE!
GRIPE TIME: Have you ever gone to one of these newer "Chain" Restaurants and ordered a Martini? I was at an Appleby's recently and ordered one on the rocks and the glass came back with barely enough Vodka in it to wet the ice cubes!! I called the waitress over and asked her for another one but "UP" this time! She came back, and I am not kidding, with a standard Martini glass, "V" shaped, that had about ONE OUNCE in the bottom.
I asked to see a manager and when he came over I asked him about this and he said that it was policy to only pour one ounce. (AND FOR $5). He actually asked me if I would like a "double" that I immediately declined. For $10 I would still have maybe a half a Martini. $20 for a real one?
I have my favorite places these days that POUR a Martini, a real one. Hey, they still get a lot of profit out of making it right and chances are that I will go back for many more!
Other favorites are Absolute, Finlandia, and the new Grey Goose is not all that bad. What do you think?
Don (Shaken not Stirred)