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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Random Martini Quote of the Day

“A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.” Noël Coward   For more fun Martini quotes check out the appropriately titled “Martini Quotes” page, or click the …

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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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Random Martini Quote for the Day

“I’ve never tasted anything so cool and clean…They make me feel civilized,”   E. Hemingway in “A Farewell to Arms”   For more fun Martini quotes check out the appropriately titled “Martini Quotes” page, or click the link: Martini Quotes. If …

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A Brief History of Martini

The history of the martini is a murky one.  As one might guess with many alcoholic concoctions through time, things weren’t always written down.  This appears to be the case with the Martini. Still, the history of the martini can …

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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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Makar Gin

While walking around Glasgow recently, I came across “The Good Spirits Co.”  and decided to stop in.  While I was intending to explore their Whiskey selection the discussion quickly turned to gins. Much to my surprise our host, Victoria, offered us a …

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Craft Gin, the new trend?!?

It seems that these days there are boutique and small gin distilleries popping up all over.  Being a long term gin drinker I can recall the days when my choices at any typical bar were severely limited; Beefeater, Tanqueray, Bombay, …

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Happy Birthday Sir Sean Connery

Happy Birthday to Sir Sean Connery, the original, and in many minds, the best James Bond.  He is 85 today. Connery is also the original voice behind my ‘Shaken, not Stirred’ theme on this blog.  I can’t speak for everyone …

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