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Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg T » Sat Oct 13, 2012 21:45 pm

Whiskey, Wiskey, Wishquay, Wiskkey,

Don't care. Got off my nuts on "however you spell it" in Germany and endured a crossing across the north sea from Hamburg the next day that I am still recovering from a decade later... Wisqay is dead to me.

It tastes like sucking old sack and you buy it as a present for your Dad.

The real action is in Martini

Now then . . . As with many SC things there must be rules . . . . . . Now, as anyone will tell you, I'm not a natural didact, unless of course you don't consider the following to be whipping crimes

1. Brown Shoes with dark suits
2. Wearing a tie with your top button undone
3. Passing to the right
4. Being French
5. Front brake left hand
6. Hybrids
7. Not standing up for pregnant ladies on the tube, or failing that, making the best you can of standing up for fat sweaty burds.

Now then . . . .

I will take a hard line (naturally) in this area. And the starting position must be a dry martini based on a good gin or vodka, served in a chilled glass, as cold as you can make it, whilst being as strong Lance Armstrong's test bed Bull for heavy duty monkey gland uberjuice.

Particularly getting the strength to coldness is key.... Too warm going into the shaker and the length of shake will dilute the spirit, too short an it will be warm . . minging . . .

Olives are acceptable, lemon twist also.. I will say, dirty martini (with a splash of olive juice from the bottle), sounds nice - actually tastes like feet.. This must be as far as the fruit and veg component goes . . DO NOT embarrass yourself by suggesting an appeltini... There are fine margins at play here, don't go too far . . .

Now . .

My party line has until this evening been hardcore, very very dry, a rinse of of the glass with vermouth only, olive or twist.... Vodka in preference to gin, don't know why..

HOWEVER . . . . . .

Today I happened to find myself on Old Compton Street, naturally...

I walked past here

You must ALL go here . . .

It is great . . .

I talked to the guys and came away with this:

http://www.feebrothers.com/products/bit ... itters.php

So then . .

2/3rds Good Vodka, chilled to 4 C in the fridge
1/3 Noilly Prat Vermouth - Yes I know a lot . . Trust me
A generous 6-8 drops of the Fee brothers Rhubarb bitters
A tablespoon of sugar syrup (sugar and water - it's not ******* hard)

Into the shaker with ice.. 7 seconds . .

Boom . . . . .
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Asprilla » Sat Oct 13, 2012 22:00 pm

I've been reliably informed by several cavalry officers I know that the Martinis served at Dukes are strong enough to kill horses but you'll still go back for more.

I have a number of olive trees in my garden just so I can make my own Martinis.

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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby DrLex » Sat Oct 13, 2012 22:07 pm

Greg T wrote:[...]

2/3rds Good Vodka, chilled to 4 C in the fridge
1/3 Noilly Prat Vermouth [...]


I'm hoping the measurements are fractions of a bottle.
Let the arguments about what is a good vodka (& its base ingredient) commence.

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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg T » Sat Oct 13, 2012 22:30 pm

Asprilla wrote:I've been reliably informed by several cavalry officers.


Taking a Donkey Walloper as a reliable source is a bad start to anything.... particularly grid references...

I will however agree that they do get off their tits a lot so perhaps we can grant some leeway in this space.

My GinDar is basically set a gradient above radiator fluid, anything that doesn't actually eject the teeth from my mouth is good enough for me . . get it COLD and you'll be fine. Warm it up and you are buffering the ceiling of life with industrial bumper machine of drunkeness.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby daviesee » Sat Oct 13, 2012 22:46 pm

3 measures of Gin (Bombay Sapphire/Hendricks/Tanqueray)
1 measure of vodka (Stoli/Grey Goose/Absolute)
1/2 measure Kina Lillet
lemon peel for garnish

and ice cold.

YMMV
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby cyclingprop » Sat Oct 13, 2012 23:26 pm

And you didn't stop for a pornstar martini at balans?
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg T » Sun Oct 14, 2012 00:04 am

cyclingprop wrote:And you didn't stop for a pornstar martini at balans?


I googled it . . .

vanilla vodka,
vanilla sugar,
passion fruit syrup,
passion fruit puree
champagne shoT

What did we say about fruit? WHAT DID WE SAY ABOUT FRUIT?

also

Vanilla Vodka . . .

Holy mother of GOD

vanilla vodka

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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg T » Sun Oct 14, 2012 00:31 am

daviesee wrote:3 measures of Gin (Bombay Sapphire/Hendricks/Tanqueray)
1 measure of vodka (Stoli/Grey Goose/Absolute)
1/2 measure Kina Lillet
lemon peel for garnish

and ice cold.

YMMV


Classic, you must respect a man who goes to the source, never done the Vesper... Must score Lillet....

"A dry martini," [Bond] said. "One. In a deep champagne goblet."
"Oui, monsieur."
"Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?"
"Certainly, monsieur." The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
"Gosh, that's certainly a drink," said Leiter.
Bond laughed. "When I'm...er...concentrating," he explained, " I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby cyclingprop » Sun Oct 14, 2012 00:53 am

Greg T wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:And you didn't stop for a pornstar martini at balans?


I googled it . . .

vanilla vodka,
vanilla sugar,
passion fruit syrup,
passion fruit puree
champagne shoT

What did we say about fruit? WHAT DID WE SAY ABOUT FRUIT?

also

Vanilla Vodka . . .

Holy mother of GOD

vanilla vodka

What are you? 15?


I wasn't expecting you to take me seriously. 7/8 vodka to 1/8 vermouth, bloody cold strained over a thin slice of unwaxed lemon peel. Olives on the side. Preferably stuffed with chili, anchovy, almond or garlic.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 08:51 am

Half a measure of vermouth, shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker. Drain the shaker with the strainer still on, disposing of the vermouth that runs out.

Three parts Grey Goose from the freezer, shaken with the same ice. Strain into a classic martini glass. Add a thin twist of lemon peel, taken from the lemon using a seater.

So dry, it will float away on a passing breeze.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby itboffin » Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:39 am

That life time sex ban is really beginning to take its toll isn't it. Don't worry it only gets worse :twisted:

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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Agent57 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 09:48 am

Greg T wrote:Now then . . .


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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg T » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:03 am

Greg66 wrote:Half a measure of vermouth, shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker. Drain the shaker with the strainer still on, disposing of the vermouth that runs out.

Three parts Grey Goose from the freezer, shaken with the same ice. Strain into a classic martini glass. Add a thin twist of lemon peel, taken from the lemon using a seater.

So dry, it will float away on a passing breeze.


I'm converting to wetter . . experiment - go on I know you are quite fexible
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Wrath Rob » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:18 am

Dukes Hotel, St James. Awesome martini's, exceptionally strong, not cheap but long lasting. Not been for a while though. Maybe a SCR Martini night? Or could that get rather dangerous... :twisted:
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Greg66 Tri v2.0 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:19 am

Greg T wrote:
Greg66 wrote:Half a measure of vermouth, shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker. Drain the shaker with the strainer still on, disposing of the vermouth that runs out.

Three parts Grey Goose from the freezer, shaken with the same ice. Strain into a classic martini glass. Add a thin twist of lemon peel, taken from the lemon using a seater.

So dry, it will float away on a passing breeze.


I'm converting to wetter . . experiment - go on I know you are quite fexible


Hmm. See, now, wetter is the top of a long slippery slope, at the bottom of which lies abominations such as martinis made with Midori, Baileys and orange juice. No one should be that flexible.

In deference to the differently thinking around here though, last night I tried rinsing the glass lightly with Noilly, then 2.5 parts vodka to 0.5 parts Bombay Sapphire. Neither shaken nor stirred; the Goose was straight from the freezer and the Sapphire at room temperature. Add a thin slice of lemon.

You know, it wasn't half bad.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby mudcow007 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:29 am

only girls drink martini's

real men drink cider...from a can....whilst shouting at pigeons in the park

if anyone wants me, i will be in the park
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Agent57 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:40 am

I don't think I've ever had a Martini.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby blu3cat » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:43 am

Far too much vermouth for my liking.

Gin or Vodka in the freezer until it as at the same temperature as your ice, my faves are Tanqueray Ten or Ciroc

Put the spirit in a glass mixing flask or shaker with ice (doesn't matter how much ice it won't melt as the spirit is the same temperature)

Open a bottle of Noily Prat quite close to the spirit, put the lid back on the bottle (just the right amount of Vermouth)

Stir for about 30 seconds (shaking bruises the spirit and will encourage the ice to melt)

Pour into a martini glass that has also been in the freezer, server with a lemon twist or olive.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby symo » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:01 pm

Vesper . . .. . Sheesh.

No
gin, vodka and a vermouth rinse, lemon peel (small shaving of).
Thats it. End of.... Drier than a dry thing that has been dehydrated.
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Re: Silly Commuuuuuter Martini

Postby Il Principe » Mon Oct 15, 2012 13:30 pm

I can recommend Chase Distillery's Vodka. Fantastic stuff and British to boot.


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