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Old 04-26-2010, 06:54 PM   #11
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My guess is you feel like **** cause you drank 5 martinis. Doesn't matter whether they are drity, gin or vodka. That's what? Like 15 oz of hard liquor?
where are you drinking your martini's? An Elks lodge?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #12
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Isn't a martini equal to at least 2 standard drinks?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:23 PM   #13
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Isn't a martini equal to at least 2 standard drinks?
depends on the recipe/bartender... standard I learned was 2oz Gin into a lightly vermouth touched glass.

I could see 3oz in a drink -- 2 1/2 oz vodka or gin and the rest , 1/2 oz dry Vermouth.
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:23 PM   #14
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I usually make my own and use 6 oz in a shaker for 2 drinks. I don't actually use any vermouth, just wave the open bottle over the glass like a wand....that makes it dry enough
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:06 PM   #15
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I usually make my own and use 6 oz in a shaker for 2 drinks. I don't actually use any vermouth, just wave the open bottle over the glass like a wand....that makes it dry enough
that's the way to roll.

for those of y'all who also hate olives in martinis (like me), ever tried a Gibson? Gin martini with a cocktail onion. Sharpens things up a bit. Good sub for an olive if you don't just want a shot of booze in a martini glass.

 
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:17 PM   #16
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I'll do a Gibson now and then.
My typical Martini is gin and holding the glass up about shoulder height and pointing to the Vermouth bottle on the rack saying "That's close enough Mister."

I once bartended for this guy that wanted three onions and a lime for his martini.
He was a very interesting character after 20 minutes at the bar
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:28 PM   #17
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Do not hate the martini for the olive. It is perfectly acceptable to order/make them with a lemon twist instead. That's what I prefer. I find it a much better pairing.

When I do go with olives, then I go all out and make it dirty.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:06 PM   #18
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Bombay sapphire, extra dry, straight up with a twist.

I used to say about martinis that one was not enough, two was too many, and three was just right. Five would certainly ruin me the next day! Nowadays, I'll occasionally have one as an aperitif.

 
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Bombay sapphire, extra dry, straight up with a twist.
Replace "Bombay Sapphire" with "Beefeater," and you've got the best cocktail on the planet, IMO.

Although once I started homebrewing, I've found myself almost always ordering beer instead. Hmmm ... maybe I need to reintroduce excessive gin consumption into my life.

 
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:30 PM   #20
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Replace "Bombay Sapphire" with "Beefeater," and you've got the best cocktail on the planet, IMO.

Although once I started homebrewing, I've found myself almost always ordering beer instead. Hmmm ... maybe I need to reintroduce excessive gin consumption into my life.
Gotta go with Bombay Sapphire myself. Nothing better, IMO. Since I'm more of a gin and tonic guy, I usually wave the tonic over the glass and call it good! Unfortunately, SWMBO says I get mean when I drink too much gin. Hmmmm
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