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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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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