Monthly Archives: January 2015

First Bar Review: Ocean Prime

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I have always hoped to add bar and restaurant reviews to this blog.  I didn’t intend to start so soon but a recent martini prompts me to start sooner than I expected. Recently in Philadelphia on business, I stopped in …

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Shaken or Stirred??

This is probably the most discussed issue about Martinis. The name on this blog clearly shows you where I stand on this subject. Here are two reasons why. The stirred Martini, when properly executed, has a silky smooth luxurious mouth …

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My Preference

I think it only fair to let you, my dedicated reader, know my preferences.   I order Bombay Sapphire Martini shaken with just a splash of Vermouth served in a very well chilled Martini glass with a twist of lemon. I …

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The Perfect Martini

So what is the Perfect Martini? It’s often said that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and so it is with Martinis. My perfect Martini may not be the same as yours. Gin or Vodka, Shaken or Stirred, …

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The Martini, Part Two

For the sake of comparison, consider the Gimlet. It is a classic cocktail by all accounts with a well deserved following. While it is made of gin, it is not a Martini. Nor is the Tom Collins; despite its long …

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The Martini, Part One

The concept of a “Perfect” Martini is often discussed and rarely achieved. What is it? How is it made? Before we can discuss the “Perfect” Martini, we must define a Martini. Merriam-Webster: An alcoholic drink made with gin and vermouth; …

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Introduction, Part Three

This blog is just one part of a trio of sites I intend to assemble to honor the martini. There will also be a Facebook page devoted to martini trivia and commentary and a Twitter account (@Shkn_Nt_Strrd) from which I …

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Introduction, Part Two

I started this blog over a year ago and it’s been sitting fallow for a long time. I just got busy with another side of life. My apologies to everyone who may have checked in here hoping for more info …

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