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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger
    Sure it's a bit of a cliche, but my favorite Martini recipe is a Bond one:

    http://cocktails.about.com/od/ginrec...r_cocktail.htm

    It really is great, and packs a punch. Once you acclimatize though, I will happily drink them all night.
    Definitely got all the fixin's for that. Maybe take one for a spin tonight.
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    It's probably horribly bad form, but I love it when the martini is so cold that super-thin ice starts to frost the surface. Yummm.
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    Double post.

    Fridge cold Gordon's with a splash of white wine when you don't have vermouth is going down very well.

    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kt Templar
    Double post.

    Fridge cold Gordon's with a splash of white wine when you don't have vermouth is going down very well.

    LOL
    Not cool, man...not cool. I'm at work 'til nine am tomorrow, and you're taunting me from an ocean away.
    Just the same, that sounds interesting. White wine gives me the heebee jeebees, but I always keep a bottle in the fridge for guests. Might have to take that for a spin.
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    I made up for KT's taunting to the second best place in town for gin cocktails on Saturday: The Green Lantern.

    Pardon my stylishly askew tie ( or was I already three or four in before I decided to take this picture...? ), as I show you the door.



    In keeping with a somewhat prohibition era theme, there's no sign for the place, just the suite number. It's sort of the basement to a restaurant upstairs.
    Inside, premium booze and fresh ingredients.

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...fdkiltie/2.jpg

    We rocked the Aviation, the Corpse Reviver, the Almond Eye, and made up a drink, to boot*.
    Aviation -

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...kiltie/3-1.jpg


    *Not much of a tequila guy, I've had a bottle on top of my refrigerator for the last five or more years. We modified an old gin standard by putting tequila in instead, added a dash of this and a splash of that, and SHAZAM!

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...fdkiltie/4.jpg
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    ha ha ha, that looks like a couple of martinis just there!

    Right so I was listening to a BBC podcast about a resurgence in interest in gin in the UK. There is a place here where you can mix your own botanicals and get our own bottle distilled... sounds fun!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018888d

    Part of the show included talk of the first distilleries in to make gin and a few names came up, one of the first was Greenalls... so I got a bottle to try as it is readily available here... sadly I didn't really like it. It doesn't seem to have a lot of fragrance, basically it is not far from vodka. Slightly disappointing.

    They did wax lyrical about Hendricks, so I do have to give that a try.

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    Thanks for the link, Kt.
    At this very instant, gin and sours in New Orleans.

    Steve ( cause that's what he prefers to be called ) is here with
    me. I'm trying to get him to see that we all want to see Jesse Eisenburg [sp] ) take up Indy's mantel . Think
    I'm making some headway. I'll keep everyone posted.
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    Get Jane Goldman to write it we might have a chance. But Drop the Kripke lookalike... lol.
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    Kt -

    The Hendricks remark a couple of posts up was inspirational, so last night:



    Aviation - http://ohgo.sh/archive/the-original-aviation/


    Into something called a Bernardo I got out of the Playboy Bartender's Guide. My drinking buddy recently got the Mr. Boston guide, which goes way back, and fine tuned the Corpse Reviver #2 -

    http://ohgo.sh/archive/corpse-revivers/


    After a couple, though, we went back to the Gordon's. Don't want to waste the good stuff on a couple of lushes...




    EDIT - What the heck?!? I resized all those pics in my photobucket acct. Why so big, still?
    Last edited by kiltie; 07-01-2012 at 05:33 PM.
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    Nice stems.
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