The Perfect Martini Process, V1.0

Since this blog has existed I’ve advocated and supported the concept that your Perfect Martini is just that, yours.  My Perfect Martini is mine.  And the two may not be identical.   What is important is that we find that which …

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Martini Making Pet Peeves

Do you have a pet peeve regarding Martini Making?  I do, several. Having now carefully observed many bartenders making my Martinis and, on occasion, taking notes I have come up with a few pet peeves on bartender’s Martini making processes.  …

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The Perfect Martini: Shaken or Stirred?

Shaken or Stirred?    Which is “Perfect”? One of the eternal Martini questions!  Right up there with Dickens …. Olive or Twist? I have written extensively in the past about Shaken vs. Stirred Martinis and thought a reminder might be appropriate …

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Alcohol Diet!

Alcohol diet?  Is that a real thing?  Well, no, not really.  But it offers a starting point to think about our diet, and Martini, choices. If you’re like most of us you’re probably ‘counting’ calories in one form or another.  …

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Thermal Flow Thoughts – Keeping the Martini Cold!

We mentioned thermal flow several times as part of discussions on keeping a drink cold.  So I started wondering exactly what are the typical thermal paths for a Martini? First lets understand that cold doesn’t exist, there is only the …

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Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Conclusion.

Over the past several weeks I’ve waxed poetic on the differences between Shaken Martinis and Stirred Martinis.    We’ve talked about Temperature, Dilution, Bruising, and Taste.  So what is the combined consensus conclusion? Lets review the score: Temperature – Draw                                                   Shaken …

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Best Gins for a Martini? Here’s one Opinion

Are you wondering what Gin(s) make the best Martinis?  I came across this article while perusing my twitter feed (@Shkn_Nt_Strrd) and found it interesting.  I hope you do too. best-gins-to-use-in-a-martini I particularly like Gin #1 as a suggestion for a …

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Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Taste

We’ve finally come to the final, and probably most important, contentious, and difficult edition of Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Taste.  Does Shaking change the taste of the Martini? I’ve been scratching my head trying to develop an effective and simple …

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Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Bruising

This is my third “Revisited” post on ‘Shaken vs. Stirred’.   The previous two dealt with Temperature and Dilution.  See Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Temperature and Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Dilution to catch up.   Today we wax poetic on Bruising. I’m …

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Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Dilution

This is my second “Revisited” post on ‘Shaken vs. Stirred’.   The first dealt with Temperatures.  See Shaken vs. Stirred Revisited: Temperature if you missed it.   Today I’m going to elaborate on Dilution ….. Dilution: Many of my comments on temperature …

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