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The Cocktail Thread: Martini Day is Sunday, June 19

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    The Cocktail Thread: Martini Day is Sunday, June 19

    I haven't decided what I'll make tonight but on Sunday I figure I'll make at least one variation of the Martini.

    Martini
    • 2 1/2 ounces gin
    • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
    • 1 dash orange bitters (optional)
    Martini - dry (circa. 1900)
    • 1 1/2 ounces gin
    • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
    • 2 dashes orange bitters

    Martini (circa. 1888)
    • 1 1/2 ounces Old Tom gin
    • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth
    • 2 dashes simple syrup
    • 2 dashes Boker's bitters
    • 1 dash orange curaçao

    Martini (circa. 1900) (Original)
    • 2 ounces gin
    • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
    • 1 dash orange bitters

    Martini (classic)
    • 1 1/2 ounces gin
    • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
    • 1 dash orange bitters

    ​​​​​​​What will you be making?

    #2
    Bonus: NYT Cocktail of the summer? I wasn't interested in this cocktail when I read about it but because I recently made some grenadine I've decided to try it.

    Dirty Shirley
    • 2 ounces vodka
    • 1 ounce grenadine
    • 8 ounces lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite or 7Up)
    • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/05/d...ple-vodka.html

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    • Attjack
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      I still haven't tried this one.

    #3
    @MsTwiggy @Ms Twiggy

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    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      MsTwiggy I am a cocktail enthusiast but not an expert. That said my understanding is a dry martini was what one ordered when they wanted dry vermouth instead of red. I believe red was a thing before dry became a thing. Now if course, it's taken on a new meaning and just means dry vermouth.

    • MsTwiggy
      MsTwiggy commented
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      Attjack that sounds more historically accurate considering the most old timey mix above uses sweet vermoth. But by this token what would a wet martini be? The google indicates they seem to call for greater portion of dry vermouth. Grey goose wet martini calls for 2oz wodka, 1 oz dry vermouth, dash of orange bitters and mediterranean olives 🍸🍸🍸❤️🐿

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      MsTwiggy Yeah, that fits with my understanding. Dry now means less dry vermouth and wet means more. If you order a martini probably anywhere there's no way they make it with red (sweet) vermouth as that is now super old school (unless of course, you specify red).

    #4
    I'd probably drop the orange bitters for a 747 olive.

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    • Attjack
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      The orange bitters make the drink IMO. You can still garnish with an olive if you wish.

    #5
    The basil is growing like bonkers so went basil gimlet today

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    • Attjack
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      Excellent choice.

    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      You should try a Basil Mojito next.

    #6
    I have never had a martini

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    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      I know how to fix that.

    #7
    Every Friday is martini day in chez dewesq55. Just had one tonight.

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    • Attjack
      Attjack commented
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      Cheers!

    #8
    First up for Friday
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    Whiskey Smash
    • 3 lemon wedges (1/4 of a lemon)
    • 2 ounces bourbon
    • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
    • 4 mint leaves
    • Garnish: mint sprig

    Muddle the lemon wedges in a shaker.
    Add bourbon, simple syrup, mint leaves and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
    Double-strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
    Garnish with a mint sprig. Firmly slap the mint sprig on the back of your hand before garnishing.


    Grapefruit Paloma Tonic
    • 1.5 oz tequila blanco
    • 1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
    • ½ oz fresh lime juice
    • ½ oz simple syrup
    • Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic to top up
    • ice
    • fresh jalapeno slices optional
    • 1 tsp sugar optional (for rim)
    • 1 tsp salt optional (for rim)

    On a small plate mix together 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of sugar. Wet the rim of one glass with a little grapefruit or lime juice and dip the rim of the glass into the sugar salt mixture. Twirl to coat.
    In the same glass add grapefruit juice, lime sugar, tequila blanco and simple syrup. Gently stir to combine.
    Add ice then top up with Fitch & Leedes grapefruit tonic. Garnish with slices of grapefruit and lime if desired or add a few slices of fresh jalapeno for an extra kick.


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      #9
      Add a Martinez to your list. It is the precursor to the Martini.
      https://www.seriouseats.com/martinez...ocktail-recipe


      Martinez
      • 1 1/2 ounces Old Tom gin
      • 1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth (I like Carpano Antica in this)
      • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur
      • 2 dashes orange bitters
      • Lemon twist, for garnish
      Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters. Stir until very cold then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel over cocktail to express its oils. Rub rim of glass with peel and discard.

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      • Attjack
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        I made that for last week's thread! It's a good one.

      #10
      Also made a Manhattan last night.

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        #11
        In my ongoing pursuit to include "fence" in the cocktails post, I give you……

        https://www.greyisthenewblack.com/bl...odka-cocktail/

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        • barelfly
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          That looks refreshing!

        • Attjack
          Attjack commented
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          barelfly it looks divisive to me

        #12


        I'm sure they served cocktails at the Hollywood Canteen.

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          #13
          Martini (circa. 1900) (Original)

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          • 2 ounces gin
          • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
          • 1 dash orange bitters

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          • Attjack
            Attjack commented
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            This really is a fantastic drink. The red vermouth adds so much flavor. Olives because I was hungry. It's silly that people shun vermouth (sweet or dry) when it comes to martinis.

          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            Interesting take with the red Vermouth.
            I was gifted a bottle of Tanqueray by the neighbors daughter today, apparently she looks over the fence and feels sorry for me, so it Gin time this week up here.
            With no wife wife around who knows the what the future holds.

          • Jfrosty27
            Jfrosty27 commented
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            I agree that vermouth makes the drink. Just a glass of gin or vodka without it.

          #14
          https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfE__...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

          ive made something similar in the past. Thought I’d throw it out there in case you were looking for inspiration.

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            #15
            Cheers!! 🍸🍸🍸❤️🐿

            . . . oh damn that's good
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