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Martini Blues, What's Your Flavor?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by dented, Apr 9, 2021.

What flavor is your martini?

  1. Vodka

    13 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Gin

    25 vote(s)
    52.1%
  3. Rum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Froo Froo

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    0.0%
  5. I'll pass

    10 vote(s)
    20.8%
  1. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

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    getbented's :rolleyes: thread reminded me of how much I liked martini's. :)I've been drinking them since I was a teenager:confused:....yeesh, I must be pickled by now. o_OSo what flavor is your martini...gin, vodka, rum, froo froo apple or peach? I had a friend Bobbie Colozzi that had a place called Martini Blues in Huntington Beach. :cool:Saw some pretty good bands in there. James Harman, Shemekia Copeland, Rod Piazza and we would all hit the bar and have martini's. The devil in us for sure. :twisted:

    And for those of you that do not drink please humor us. For whatever your reasons we respect your choice and for those of you who have to work at it we applaud your efforts and wish you the best.
     
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    If it doesn't have gin, it's not a martini.
     
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    I agree about it having to be gin, but I can't stand gin. Gin is the only booze I can't get past muh lips and I've drunk yogurt-flavoured soju.

    Pass.

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  5. Tommy Biggs

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    I only order one in a good bar. Great drink when done right.
     
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    funny, I was talking with someone about this just last night.

    With the amount of personal (family) tragedy over the last year, I've pretty much lost any desire to drink.
    I think there's maybe some instinctive sense that that would be a good thing to avoid at this juncture.
    I need to be present and clear-minded for my mother and my son, should they need my support- and drinking...it effects you not just while you're imbibing, but, like, all that week (at least)
     
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  7. basher

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    Gin, of course, and make it a Gibson (sub out the olive for a pickled onion or three). Unless we're talking about more recently than eight years ago, in which case I'll have a glass of club soda, thanks.
     
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    Beefeater. Mic drop.

    I will say, I have my parents crystal martini glasses from about 1959. They are tiny.
     
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    Yes, but is it extra dirty?
     
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    Boodles if I have to drink gin, but I greatly prefer a Vodka Martini, name don't bother me. They put brandy (vs rye/bourb) in Old Fashioneds in Wisconsin and I've had 'em by the gallon.

    I mean it's nothing serious, like people putting beans in chili con carne, for instance.
     
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    Gin. Plymouth Navy Strength. Few dashes of Dolin, aggressive amount of bitters. Perfection!
     
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    100% agree.

    I don't drink if I'm not 'done' which is to say, project finished, week behind us, I would not take a drink if I were upset (sad, angry etc) and I don't believe I ever have. I like my problems resolved before I celebrate, roll the edge back etc.

    You have a lot going on and are doing amazing just keeping going....

    We have drinks a couple of times a month tops. Usually as part of dinner and always as a way to celebrate and be glad about things being handled. Drinking takes a long time. I don't think I could ever have a drinking problem, it just all takes too long for me to have patience with and if it involved a hangover, I wouldn't ever have a single drink.

    I won't work if I have had a drink. Frustrates our cousins who want to drink beer when we work and I won't. only when were all done.

    and now, a great song....

     
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    Hey, I wanted to say, that while this is appreciated...
    I mean, it's not as if there is another option available.

    I suppose I could wallow in my perceived "personal" loss, yeah.
    And maybe have some kind of crisis/breakdown
    But what good would that do my mother, who is dealing with the loss of her husband- or my son, who lost his son?

    Or me, for that matter?

    Anyway. Thanks
     
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    Hmmm. Does that mean I get a Grammy? :rolleyes:

    My very first "drink" was at La Scala in NYC, circa 1975. I was on a bus tour with the local university's art dept. and 3 of the older ladies and I decided to go there for dinner. They were probably in their 40s and I was 18. When they started ordering drinks and it got around to me, my brain went to "default Dad mode" and I ordered his favorite, "Beefeater on the Rocks".

    Typical first dose: I nearly choked, my eyes watered, my mouth burned. Thankfully nobody noticed (or they laughed at me later).

    The Manicotti was to die for. Angels sang when the server laid it in front of me.

    I have tried many different Gins since then and frankly Beefeater is like comfort food. Great mixer (I really like G&Ts) and just good tipple. I don't like the piney/turpentine stuff like Tangueray, etc.

    Martini's have evolved over the years. The ratio of Gin to Vermouth has gotten thinner and thinner. With all the great variety of Vermouth that is now routinely available, my martinis have gone from "double-nought-spy" style (1:12) to 1:3...depending on the type of Vermouth I'm using...often blurring the line between "Martini" and "Negroni".
     
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    Back when I was a drinker I partooked in both. But gin was it. And very dry. Someone once said the closest they wanted to get to vermouth was looking at the bottle from across the room :cool:.
     
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    Vodka is fine but gin is more authentic, so i picked gin.
    Id rather have excellent gin than average vodka. But Id rather have average vodka than average to bad gin.

    So make mine a Bombay Sapphire, dry, a tiny whisper of vermouth. Dirty, about a tsp of olive juice. Shaken with ice and poured out into a martini glass with 2-3 olives to snack on.
     
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    Vodka, because I might want a Bloody Mary later.
     
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    Not fer this yokel!
    More for y'all!
     
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    A Martini is either gin or vodka (or both if you're my son in law), either way with vermouth.

    It's called a Martini because it's made with Martini and Rossi vermouth. I prefer Boodles, Beefeater, Tanqueray 10 or Hendricks gin.

    Or bourbon.

    Good thing I'm not baptist.
     
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