3rd Anniversary


December 24th completes the third full year of exciting Martini and Gin making and overall Martini amusement.  It continues to be great fun writing and I hope you all enjoy my postings as much as I enjoy writing them. I …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day


A priest is sent to Alaska.  A bishop goes up to visit one year later. The bishop asks, “How do you like it up here”? The priest says, “If it wasn’t for my Rosary, and 2 martinis a day, I’d …

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Martini Adornment, or Twist vs. Olive(s).


Charles Dickens walks into a bar and orders a martini. The barman says, “Olive or Twist?” Way back at the start of this blog I made a brief comment about Twist vs. Olive in a post entitled, appropriately enough, “Olives …

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Homemade Gin, Round 3


Round 3 Homemade Gin!   And, yes, I am learning, albeit slowly.   This batch is significantly better than my two previous efforts!  (You can find my posts on those here:   “I made Gin!!”   and here:  “Homemade Gin, Round 2” .) This …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day


“Have you seen the bologna that has the olives in it?  Who’s that for?  ‘I like my bologna like a martini.  With an olive.’  ‘I’ll have the bologna sandwich – dirty.’ ” Jim Gaffigan Looking for more outstanding “Martini Quotes”?  …

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Bar Review: Vast, Oklahoma City, OK


Not long ago I was in Oklahoma City.  I only rarely get to this part of the country and I was eager to check out some of the local Martini options.  As one might expect from this part of the …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day


“I don’t get cast as the guy who steps off a yacht in a white linen suite with a Martini”. Martin Freeman (aka Bilbo Baggins)             Looking for more outstanding “Martini Quotes”?  I believe we …

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Does Vermouth Matter?


Of course it does.   Vermouth transforms chilled gin into a Martini!  Therefore it is indeed a magical liquid! But what type of Vermouth?  Will just any do?  Is there a difference? I’ve already written about the importance of keeping your …

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Gin Review: Monkey 47


My first Gin Review! And I think I’ve picked a excellent candidate for that honor:  Monkey 47.  I had been told to keep my eye out for this Gin and when I saw it I jumped at the opportunity to …

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National Martini Day!


June 19, 2017 is National Martini Day!! Yes, another National Martini Day has come around.  Always a wonderful time to celebrate with a favorite Martini! If you’re looking for the Perfect Martini recipe, you can find it here:  “The Perfect …

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