National Martini Day!

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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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Bar Review: 71Above, Los Angeles, CA

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At the top of the Los Angeles’ US Bank Tower (generally known as the “Library Tower” to locals) is 71Above.  A relatively new restaurant in a building with an interesting history.  Prior to 71Above’s opening in June, 2016, along with …

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The Perfect Gin Explained

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I often get asked “What is the best gin?” Apparently some people seem to think I should know.  I’m still researching that myself and until I try all the Gins I don’t think I can really give a valid assessment.   …

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What Your Martini Says About You

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A friend sent me the following link to “Wine Enthusiast” Magazine with the comment that they were not sure they agreed with the story’s conclusions.  And I would agree that I’m not sure I agreed either. But it’s an interesting …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day

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Sinatra: “Let me fix you a Martini that’s pure magic.” Martin:  “It may not make life’s problems disappear, but it’ll certainly reduce their size.”        Looking for more outstanding “Martini Quotes”?  I believe we have the best collection of …

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The Perfect Martini “How To”s Collected

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Over the course of the almost two years that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve posted many random martini quotes, several reviews of restaurant and bars, made opinionated comments about stemware, and expounded on my pet peeves.  And, of course, …

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Bar Review: Larsen’s Steakhouse, Valencia, CA

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Larsen’s Steakhouse in Valencia is a hidden jewel, well worth the effort to find it. Because getting into Larson’s is not obvious.  It is located within the Westfield Valencia Town Center.  That is easy to find via the usual assortment …

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Bar Review: Traxx, Los Angeles, CA

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On a recent visit to downtown Los Angeles I found my way into a little bar called Traxx and was pleasantly surprised with the service, decor, and most importantly, the Marini. Traxx is located within the beautiful and historic Union …

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Bar Review: Moshulu, Philadelphia, PA

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Or When is a Martini Stem not a martini Stem? That is my Martini on my most recent visit to Moshulu! First let me explain a bit about Moshulu.  She is a four-masted steel barque built  in Scotland in 1904 …

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What is a Martini?

After my recent post on Eggnog Martini (Egg Nog Martini??? Really?) in which I generally described my amusement, if not disdain, of various cocktails described as “Martinis”… or more typically, ‘somthing‘tini a person very close to me asked “OK, what …

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