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Old 07-27-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I'm one of those purists who wouldn't dream of drinking one of those sugary martinis.
I had the world's most incredible martini in NYC. There's an Italian restaurant inside Grand Central Station. Their martini was made with vodka they kept in the freezer. The beautiful big martini glass was frosted. They served it with a couple of big fat olives and it was icy cold. If you think you don't like a plain martini, you should try one made to perfection before you decide.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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I love chocolate martini's and also I have had a keylime pie martini - delicious! A great summertime drink!
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Old 08-01-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I love martinis. Love the fu-fu ones, but, as others have posted, don't consider them to be real martinis.

My martini of choice has morphed from gin to vodka. Fav now is Kettleone vodka. And, trying to replicate Bonefish's bleucheese olive dirty martini, I have stopped buying those over the top price-wise-mediocre bleu cheese olives and started making my own. I buy really good martini olives in vermouth, pull out the pimentos and add my own blue cheese.

L'chiam!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:18 AM
 
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I can make a good pomegranate martini with juicing fresh pomegranates (so no added sugars)
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Although I do drink Vodka Martinis, I also like a lot the classic Martini that I see being a bit forgotten in this thread, the one with gin and vermouth without exotic stuff. Especially if the gin is a good one (I am partial to Bombay Sapphire)
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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im very partial to the VESPER. now thats a drink!
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I love martinis. Love the fu-fu ones, but, as others have posted, don't consider them to be real martinis.

My martini of choice has morphed from gin to vodka. Fav now is Kettleone vodka. And, trying to replicate Bonefish's bleucheese olive dirty martini, I have stopped buying those over the top price-wise-mediocre bleu cheese olives and started making my own. I buy really good martini olives in vermouth, pull out the pimentos and add my own blue cheese.

L'chiam!
Bonefish Grill makes good dirty martini's huh? My girlfriend turned me on to dirty martini's She likes the ones at our local Chili's, but states it's the olive juice that makes it!
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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I didn't know it really counted, but Cosmopolitans were my favorite mixed drink since about 99 (yea Sex and the City fan). Before that it was Sex on the Beach.

I so rarely drink something like that anymore, maybe once or twice a year.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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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'
Ah, a diva after my own heart! I prefer the Bombay Sapphire martini, shaken, extra dry (NO vermouth), extra dirty with some BIG, FAT, italian olives. SOOOOOOOO good! Can't have too many though! hahahaha
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