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Martinis, anyone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by secretdonkey, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Okay, forget the whole martini bar/culture BS... it's a sublime, classic drink no matter how much cheese folks have tried to bury it under. I've kinda rediscovered the martini lately.

    2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin.
    A FULL 1/2 oz. of Noilly Prat Vermouth, thank you!
    Exactly 2 (two) Spanish olives, no extraneous brine.

    [Edit - and naturally we're gonna give James Bond the old STFU and insist that it be stirred and absolutely *not* shaken!]


  2. Mike A

    Mike A

    Oct 3, 2002

    2 oz Finlandia Vodka
    .5 oz Dry Vermouth
    1/4 lime


  3. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    No, not for me, thank you. I'll have a pint of porter, stout or lager instead, please :cool:

    You see, raw liquor upsets my stomach, even just one shot. If I have to get a drink-drink, then it's Pedro Collins: shot of white rum, half a glass of lemon juice, one tea spoon of sugar to cut the acid lemon just a bit and then fill the rest of the glass with soda and ice. Yummy!

    The secret for a successful Pedro is non-sugared lemon juice and just a bit of sugar, not much! In some bars(esp. in trendy nightclubs) they spoil it by using sweet lemonade instead of bitter juice, yuck :spit:

    Sorry for attempted hijack, by the way, but it's a decent drink, that Pedro Collins.
  4. I just get a nice pitcher of Moonshine...
  5. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    hmmm... the art of mixing drinks.

    This seems like a great way to pick up the ladies. i mean, how many other 16 year old boys know how to mix a martini so dry that it feels like a cold cloud sliding down your throat. That would be pretty sweet.....

    are there any good links as to where i could find out more (i.e. terminology, mixtures, techniques)?


    (by the way, what is triple sec?)
  6. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Grey Goose.

    (Triple Sec is a citrus flavored liquer. It's used in margaritas, cosmos and a number of other drinks. Cointreau is a higher end form of the same thing).
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Kool Aid.
  8. Jeremy_X


    Jan 29, 2002
    I'm allergic to Juniper so could I get a scotch instead?
  9. Beer.



    Nah give me a scotch and coke any day.
  10. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    See, I thought we were talking martinis, cause, I'm a DRINKER.

    Single malt and blended scotches. Blended = rocks and a twist, single malt = neat.

    Beer. Stouts and Golden Ales. No lagers, and definitely no IPAs, too hoppy.

    Wine. EVERYTHING under the sun. I'm a bit of a wine buff, so I enjoy any good wine. My typical favorites are grenaches and pinot noirs for red, reislings and chardonnays for white. Also, a deep appreciation for late harvest and dessert wines, muscats, and especially fortified wines. I'm a huge tawny port and madeira fan.

    Vodka. Grey goose martinis.

    Rum. Coconut, over.

    Tequila. Don't like, unless it's margarita time.

    Gin. Don't like.

    I could go on...
  11. It's all about beer....

    Root Beer
  12. I prefer Richard Hennessy or Hennessy Pariso Extra (V.S. on the rocks is a good one too). Or a good armagnac.

    If it has to be a martini:

    2 oz. Grey Goose (or if I feel like gin Plymouth)
    1/4 oz. vermouth
    1 large black olive (the good ones from sicily), or two spanish green olives
  13. I had a Sour Apple Martini in San Francisco...the rest of the night was a blur.

    I prefer Margarita's. I make a very good Blue Slushie Margarita.

    Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
    DeKuyper Triple Sec
    Any tequila under the sun

    Depends how much each on the person.

    Straight is always gonna be Whiskey or Rum.

    Beer, Stouts/Porters/Fine Lagers/IPA/Pale Ale/-Basically any beer that isn't some cheap mainstream lager crap.

    O' Yea Almost Forgot, Drink Responsibly.
  14. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    They're good... All in all I'd rather drink English or German dark beer.
  15. I don't care for alcohol. But I do enjoy a good coffee or latte.

    (note I am 16. I don't drink.);)
  16. This is an alcohol conversation, take your latte drinking self down the block to Starbucks. :)

  17. Dont get me started on Starbucks! ;)
  18. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    AHHHH!!! A drinker after my own liver!

    I love a good single malt. Have a full wine rack waiting in tow, and a good Grey Goose or Kettle One to start off the weekend. Beer to finish it.:D

    Oh...as far as martinis go, give me the vodka straight up. I'm not a vermouth fan.
  19. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    I've never been a big fan of martinis. Wanna guess what I am a big fan of?

  20. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I like very, very, dry vodka martinis... shake, not stirred naturally.

    Ketelone, Grey Goose, Belvedere, Stolies, etc.