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Old 07-24-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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A martini is gin and vermouth. Anything else is not a martini.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Chocolate martinis!
I'm in love with the Melting Pot's Yin & Yang. It's not really a martini, but it's served in a martini glass and tastes like an alcoholic milkshake and it's a chocolate lover's dream.
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Old 07-24-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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2 shots of absolute vodka, juice of half a lemon, and cranberry juice over a large glass of ice .. with a twist of lemon.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Wayward Pines,ID
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Even though they carry a stigma of being "girlie", I like a White Cosmo. Typically some type of citrus vodka, some type of orange liqueur, lime juice and white cranberry juice. Minus the juice and I turn that into a Kamikaze and drink it as a shot. Very popular at block parties!!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: South
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Chocolate! Hands down! Luv em Second- Lemon Drop
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Guess I am a martini purist. My standard order is: Bombay Sapphire, 2 drops dry, shaken, olives up the side and keep them comin'
You are so right. These days anything they used to call "shooters" is now some kind of martini. Marketing ploy to think the young lushes are sophisticated: drinking out of a stemmed glass instead of a shot glass!
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Makes my sister crazy when we call all these 'new' drinks martinis!

I couldn't drink a real one, with just the gin and touch of vermouth.
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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A martini is gin and vermouth. Anything else is not a martini.
THANK YOU!
Those other drinks are mixed drinks served in a martini glass. Most of the time the people ordering them are giggling under 25 year old girls and femmy men.

Nothing bothers me worse than these ----tini drinks.

OK, ice in Scotch bugs me worse than those.
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I like vodka martinis with olives. I like the chocolate ones, too. I call them PMS martinis!
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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A martini is still really Gin and vermouth- and the amount of vermouth has steadily declined over the years- it was once as much as one third or more- now its less - I go with about 10-15% vermouth, making a dry martini.

As far as Vodka being used- the purists still refuse to accept it- some prefer to call it a Vodkatini or Vodka Martini- I prefer the latter. If you go to a bar today and order a 'Martini' you are more then likely to get Gin, with about the modern standard Gin and vermouth combination- in a chilled cocktail glass with pimento filled olives.
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