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Friday, June 22, 2012

What the Hell?!? Friday - Martini Purist Edition

In response to this atrocity, I posted this rebuttal, in limerick form.

Martinis are made using gin. 
No other spirit goes in,
Except for Vermouth. 

Now here’s the harsh truth:
To do otherwise is a sin!

Now vodka is fine in its place; 
in martinis, though, never a trace!
It’s swilled on the docks, 

Can be used to clean clocks,
Or in cranberry juice - on the rocks.

Oops.  That second one violates the form.  Oh, well - let it stand on the basis of sincerity and righteous indignation.

Oh, WTH - here's an alternate last line:

The gearwork, the hands and the face.

Here is my recipe for the JzB Martini.

3 oz Gordon's London Dry Gin
1 oz New Amsterdam Gin
1 oz Martini and Rossi Dry Vermouth
2 or 3 honkin' big pimiento stuffed olives skewered on a tooth pick
Ice cubes

Place ice in a steel drink shaker.  Pour liquid ingredients over ice.  Pause for a long moment (or a short minute).  Mix the contents of the shaker by swirling.  Continue until the shaker is too cold to handle, taking care to avoid frostbite.

Place skewered olives in a proper martini glass.

Pour the liquid over the olives.


(picture credit: Mr. Alan)


Suzan said...

And I was hoping for the perfect vodka gimlet!

Whoooo! It's 110 degrees in the shade today!

Love ya,


Jazzbumpa said...

Well, if it's a gimlet you crave, quite a variety can be found here.

But, even at that, a proper gimlet is made with gin.

In fact, I have to wonder why anybody bothers with vodka?

But that's just me.