• Any Martini Drinkers Here?

    From Rastus@9:91/14 to All on Sat Aug 18 15:27:19 2018
    I love downing the occational, OK no so occational, Martini. I am curious if there are any others on the echo who would like to share their favorite recipe.

    I am partial to the Classic Gin Martini.

    I don't have a fancy shaker.. I keep a large glass in the freeze that I use for mixing.. I also keep a couple of cocktail glasses in the freezer too. No matter what recipe you use to make your martini.. it should be served cold.. very cold! Oh.. I also keep my gin in the freezer too!

    1. Place a few ice cubes in the mixing class.
    2. Add a splash of Dry Vermouth (no more than 1/2 oz.. I use less)
    2.a Swirl around for a few seconds.
    3. 3 or 4 oz of Gin.. I am cheap and usually drink McCormicks Gin
    3.a Swirl around for a second or two.
    4. Strain into Cocktail Glass (I use my fingers to hold back the ice).
    5. Add Garnish.. A Couple of large olives, or a twist of olive peel.

    Alternative.. Dirty Martini.. add a splash of olive jar juice to the mix.

    Enjoy...
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  • From Skuz@9:91/1 to Rastus on Sun Aug 19 00:37:54 2018
    On 08/18/18, Rastus said the following...

    Alternative.. Dirty Martini.. add a splash of olive jar juice to the mix.

    Thanks for sharing this, sounds wonderful. I really never had a Martini to be truthful. Although I do like Gin and juice served cold from time to time.

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  • From Rastus@9:91/14 to Skuz on Sun Aug 19 16:28:11 2018
    Re: Re: Any Martini Drinkers Here?
    By: Skuz to Rastus on Sun Aug 19 2018 12:37 am

    Thanks for sharing this, sounds wonderful. I really never had a Martini to be truthful. Although I do like Gin and juice served cold from time to time.

    I wasn't a Martini drinker either, until a few months ago when I started to watch M*A*S*H reruns. The Hawkeye character seems to enjoy them and since I
    am a gin drinker anyway I thought I've them a try. I found that I am very fond of them too. I have also started experimenting with Vodka Martinis. I am not really fond of Vodka, but somehow the Vermouth and a garnish of some sort make them palatable as well.

    Bottoms Up,

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  • From Mickey@9:91/31 to Rastus on Mon Aug 20 20:26:40 2018
    On 08/19/18, Rastus said the following...

    Re: Re: Any Martini Drinkers Here?
    I am very fond of them too. I have also started experimenting with
    Vodka Martinis. I am not really fond of Vodka, but somehow the Vermouth and a garnish of some sort make them palatable as well.

    Welcome to the Martini club. I enjoy vodka and gin versions, depending on
    the mood. Oh, and shaken, NOT stirred. :-)

    Mick

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@9:91/4 to Rastus on Sat Aug 25 17:19:00 2018
    Rastus wrote to All <=-

    I am partial to the Classic Gin Martini.

    Huzzah!

    I don't have a fancy shaker.. I keep a large glass in the freeze that I use for mixing.. I also keep a couple of cocktail glasses in the
    freezer too. No matter what recipe you use to make your martini.. it should be served cold.. very cold! Oh.. I also keep my gin in the
    freezer too!

    I'm more of a Gibson martini fan - just a hint of vermouth (rinse the glass
    out with it) and replace the olives with onions. Best slightly dirty.

    I just finished making pasta dough with my son, it's chilling in the
    fridge. We're doing a linguine carbonara tonight for my family, and I think
    a Gibson would go nicely whilst cooking...


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@9:91/4 to Rastus on Sat Aug 25 17:20:00 2018
    Rastus wrote to Skuz <=-


    I wasn't a Martini drinker either, until a few months ago when I
    started to watch M*A*S*H reruns. The Hawkeye character seems to enjoy them and since I am a gin drinker anyway I thought I've them a try.

    A proper glass helps, although a lowball glass holds more.


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  • From Fat Rastus@9:91/14.2 to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Aug 26 13:41:52 2018
    On 08/25/18, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...
    I'm more of a Gibson martini fan - just a hint of vermouth (rinse the glass out with it) and replace the olives with onions. Best slightly dirty.


    I've been experimenting (perhaps a bit to much) and have found that I like 1 part dry vermouth to 5 parts gin. I have been wanting to try a Gibson, but I keep forgetting to buy the cocktail onions when I'm in town.

    I have also become fond of vodka martinis, but I prefer sweet vermouth with
    the vodka.. and again I like the 1:5 part ratio. I don't use any garnish
    with the vodka martini though.. the olive doesn't seem to mate with the vodka well.. (maybe an onion?)

    Well.. it's almost 2PM.. I suppose it's late enough to down a Dry Martini (maybe two), and then a late afternoon nap might be good.

    Cheers!

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  • From Fat Rastus@9:91/14.2 to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Aug 26 13:44:56 2018
    On 08/25/18, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...

    A proper glass helps, although a lowball glass holds more.

    I have a set of cocktail glasses in the freezer, but I still need to get a mixer / shaker. I might buy an inexpensive bar set on ebay this coming
    payday.

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