One Year Anniversary!

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December 24 marks the one year anniversary of my second first post*! I want to take a moment to thank all those who have read through my posts and especially those who have provided a comment or three.  Thank you. …

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Egg Nog Martini??? Really?

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Really? I’ve previously railed about candy drinks and candy martinis specifically.   (You can seem my prior opinions at The Martini, Part Two)  I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by an Eggnog Martini.  And would that be ‘Eggnogini’?  But, really???? …

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Do All Hotel Bars Suck??

OK, maybe I should ask ‘do all business hotel’s bars suck?’ I’m sure there are divine resorts out there somewhere on a moonlit beach that serve awesome never-to-be-forgotten martinis.    And exquisite penthouse bars topping luxury hotels in the cosmopolitan …

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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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Bar Review: Red Oak Steakhouse, Quapaw, OK

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The Red Oak Steakhouse is part of the Downstream Casino in Quapaw, OK.  Very much off the beaten path, though only a few hundred meters off Interstate 44 where Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas all meet. It is absolutely the best …

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Random Martini Quote of the Day

“… all my life I’ve been terrible at remembering people’s names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive.” Tallulah Bankhead   For more fun Martini quotes check out the appropriately titled “Martini Quotes” …

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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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Bar Review: The Ranch Restaurant, Anaheim, CA

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The Ranch in Anaheim is a relatively new and excellent restaurant.   Definitely worth a visit, if you can find it!  Not that the address is hard to find, you just don’t believe you’re there as you approach.  The restaurant is …

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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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