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Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – Apple Martini

Apple MartiniThere are about a ton of ways to make an Apple Martini. The method below works well for me, although sometimes I just leave out the Vodka and double-up on the Gin.

This is a very strong drink, so don’t even consider operating heavy machinery like a car or a speedboat, or a catapult after you’ve had one of these.

You’ll also have to have a large martini glass. This thing ain’t suitable for the little dainty kind. You need one of those super-sized martini glasses!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ounces Good Quality Gin
  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 2 Ounces Apple Pucker
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 Splash of Sweet ‘n Sour Mix
  • Garnish with Apple Slice (optional)

Directions:
Combine ingredients into a shaker and shake. Serve in a BIG Martini Glass.

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March 21, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – The Cosmopolitan

Are you looking for a mixed drink with a little more class? The Cosmopolitan or “Cosmo” is a cousin of the Martini, but because of the fruit content, it is much easier to get into than a traditional Gin Martini – espectially if you don’t like Gin!

Here’s How to make a Cosmopolitan

Ingredients
1 1/2 Ounces Vodka
1/4 Ounce Triple Sec
1/4 Ounce Cranberry Juice
1 Splash Lime Juice
Garnish with Lime Wedge

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a “Martini” Glass.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Martini Recipes

We may not always agree on the various concoctions that have come out claiming to be Martinis. It seems sometimes that if you put the concoction in a cocktail glass, all of the sudden it qualifies as a Martini – even if it has shrimp in it!

Now, I’m not going to jump up on a soap box here. I’ve already expressed my “purist” opinions about Martinis on another post. But suffice to say that there are a few Martini recipes that it pays to know if you want to be considered a proper Drunk.

So in the interest of being fair, we have created the Martini Page. A page that contains the top 5 Martini Recipes.

Now, WAIT! Stop right there. Don’t send us email about these recipes! Everyone has their own version, and I recognize that you may be one of those cork dorks who thinks that the Vermouth portion should be measured in atomic units. But that’s not us.

You may now view the Martini Page

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , | Leave a comment

Martinis – It’s Enough to Make a Drunk Man Cry

Ok, I don’t mean to go off on a drunken rant here, but WTF with the Martini mods?! Look, I’m all about putting an olive in the glass, and maybe a little of the brine to make it “dirty”, but all these crazy concoctions and versions have really, in my opinion, bastardized the drink. Hell, they may have even bastardized drinking…

Ok, maybe I went a little too far there.

Here’s the point: When you get to where there isn’t any Gin or Vermouth in the drink anymore, how can you honestly call it a Martini? It’s a DIFFERENT DRINK people!

Of course, the purists are no better.

Over time, the public’s definition of the Martini has included less and less Vermouth. When the drink was first concocted in California in the early 1800’s, it was two ounces of Vermouth and one ounce of Gin.

By WWII, General Patton described his ideal Martini as taking a bottle of Gin and pointing it in the general direction of Italy.

 Clearly, one can go too far in either direction.

It is, of course, a matter of taste, but I think that we can all agree that Martinis are made with Gin AND Vermouth. If you want to substitute Vodka for the Gin, I won’t get after you, but please dispose of the pretense that it’s a Martini.

The whole point of the Martini is to be able to taste the Juniper in the Gin, and the sweetness of the Vermouth. When you take either of those things out, it’s a different drink. If you don’t like Gin (because you’re some sort of a wussy), then you don’t like Martinis. Maybe you should have a nice Strawberry Daiquiri instead.

You can get more information on martini recipies, even apple martinis, at www.drunkmansguide.com.

December 6, 2007 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , | Leave a comment