Thursday, December 23, 2004


Well chilled martinis in August Posted by Hello

Vodka, shaken

OK, let's start with some background. Everyone has a preferred martini, mine is room temperature vodka shaken strongly over ice. I know there are a few cults that worship frozen vodka and there was a time I knelt at that alter. The vermouth must be fresh and clean, I think most people have been turned off of martinis by bars using 4 month old vermouth that has turned to vinegar. Buy the smallest bottle you can find and keep it in the fridge, it's OK to throw out a half empty bottle if it has turned, better that than ruining good vodka, eh?