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May 08, 2008

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I think people always mess up the martini by adding too much vermouth. I would suggest just doing a wash with the shaker. (Put the vermouth into an empty shaker, swirl it around, and then dump it out.) Then add ice to the shaker and pour a high quality gin (I prefer Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength). Stir everything around to mix the flavours and get it nice and cold, then pour into your lovely chilled glass and twist a lemon peel.
Damn I'm thirsty!

At one time, I agreed with you (I would "wash" the glass with the vermouth and add chilled gin). Lately though I've grown to like the flavor note that vermouth adds and even splurged on a fancy vermouth (Vya)that tastes quite good on its own. Cheers!

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