Vodka Clown Show?

I’m not much of a Vodka drinker, and certainly never in Martinis.  None-the-less one cannot have helped but notice the recent trend in flavored Vodkas.  I’ve observed this with great amusement and occasional bewilderment.  I mean Bacon Vodka?  Really?  If I want bacon I’ll have bacon.  No need to blemish bacon with vodka.

I bring this up because I recently read a blog commenting that perhaps this trend is happily coming to an end.  Rather than repeat the whole article I’m just going to refer you to the source:  Good Libations.  Enjoy.

Great Gin Selection at the local Reststop!

Fantastic Gin Selection

Last week while traveling in Scotland, we stopped at a little roadside restaurant, “Stonehouse” for lunch outside of Foulis on the A9.  Beside the restaurant was their giftshop.  There covering two entire top shelves was this selection of Gins.

This is without a doubt the largest selection of Gins I’ve ever seen in one place.  Certainly outside of a ‘warehouse’ type store.  🙂



Random Martini Quote for the Day

He knows just how I like my martini – full of alcohol.
Homer Simpson


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Random Martini Quote for the Day

I’m not talking a cup of cheap gin splashed over an ice cube.   I’m talking satin, fire and ice; Fred Astaire in a glass; surgical cleanliness, insight, comfort; redemption and absolution.  I’m talking MARTINI



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Bar Review: Stubrick’s Steakhouse and Bar, Fullerton, CA

Martini Glass Sideways

Stubrick’s is know locally for their steaks and deservedly so.  They are very good, as is everything else I’ve tried.  The service is fine and the servers are friendly.  There is live music on the weekends and pool tables upstairs.   The decor is ‘rustic comfortable’.   A very nice local hangout.

The Martini was also ‘comfortable’.  Nothing exciting, nothing special.  The stems are not pre-chilled though the barkeep did attempt to chill the bowl with ice water.  Additionally when shaking the Martini the barkeep was rather unenthusiastic. As such the finished product was only cool and that didn’t last long at all.

The mix itself was fine; appropriately dry with just a hint of vermouth and properly diluted.  Maybe just a tad over-diluted?

It really is a comfortable restaurant and bar with very good food.  But come for the food, not the Martin.

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