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Unread 12-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #76
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just tell me what your favorite hard alcohol is, whenever i go to the liquor store i never know what to buy give me some ideas
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I can never go wrong with some Sailor Jerry's...




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Now, don't get me wrong I love Sailor Jerry, but last time I had it I think I hugged a toilet for approximately an hour and a half and I had to be carried home. It was mostly because I drank too much, too fast on an empty stomach and I was already dehydrated before I started drinking. It was unpleasant to say the least.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 06:26 PM   #79
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I drink this on the rocks usually, good stuff. Even better than the original spiced rum IMHO.



Makes really good gin & tonics. The martini's? Not so much I must be mixing too strong or something.



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Hey sparkchaser, I noticed you like martini's too. How the heck do you make a martini with Bombay and keep it from being so strong? Mine always taste so bad I can't drink them and I end up dumping them out Maybe I'm just not a gin guy. But my vodka martini's are always pretty good.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:50 PM   #80
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Sailor Jerry is good stuff and blows pretty much everything at that price point out of the water.
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Hey sparkchaser, I noticed you like martini's too. How the heck do you make a martini with Bombay and keep it from being so strong? Mine always taste so bad I can't drink them and I end up dumping them out Maybe I'm just not a gin guy. But my vodka martini's are always pretty good.
You could make them old style and do the 1/3 dry vermouth, 2/3 gin. I love my martinis extra dry, Churchill style.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 09:09 PM   #82
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Sailor Jerry is good stuff and blows pretty much everything at that price point out of the water.
I've been wanting to try some Sailor Jerry. Definitely have to get me some when I go grocery shopping again.

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You could make them old style and do the 1/3 dry vermouth, 2/3 gin. I love my martinis extra dry, Churchill style.
I've tried quite a few different ways, everything from rinsing the ice in an ounce of extra dry vermouth, straining it, then stirring it with the gin and straining it into a glass and that was awful I've even tried 50/50 gin and vermouth and still no go. The martini's that Friday's makes are pretty good. They use Grey Goose though so they're not a "true" martini but still totally drinkable.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 09:11 PM   #83
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I've tried quite a few different ways, everything from rinsing the ice in an ounce of extra dry vermouth, straining it, then stirring it with the gin and straining it into a glass and that was awful I've even tried 50/50 gin and vermouth and still no go. The martini's that Friday's makes are pretty good. They use Grey Goose though so they're not a "true" martini but still totally drinkable.
You could also get a gin that is light on the juniper. Hendricks and Plymouth are light on the juniper although Plymouth is a bit on the sweet side.
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You could also get a gin that is light on the juniper. Hendricks and Plymouth are light on the juniper although Plymouth is a bit on the sweet side.
Sweet is good. I live in a podunk crap town and we only have one liquor store and its owned by a grocery store chain so it pretty much sucks. I can't find anything but the typical stuff there. I just need to find a good gin for making martini's. I would drink more of them then and stop nursing the fiance's wine coolers for my quick fix
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My compliments to SparkChaser, that is a man that know his gins...

Any of the gins that he suggested are excellent choices. For my tastes, I prefer Bombay Saphire, I think it makes solid martini. Hold off on the small batch gins until you have your mix down. Wasting them is a sin of the first degree.

I have found that the secret to a perfect martini is cracked ice. Use an ice bag or a (clean) dish towel and smack the crap out of it with a BFH or a more kitchen-appropriate tool (big frying pan works well). Open the towel and scoop up all the small shards with your shaker. You should nearly fill it.

Then top off with you gin of chioce. I skip the vermouth in the shaker. Shake well, let sit for a minute or so and pour into a pre-chilled glass.

I keep my vermouth in a little spritzer bottle, one shot into the glass before I pour. Purists (including my parents) think I am overdoing it with the vermouth. They prefer to glance (just a glance) at the vermouth bottle from accross the room and then pour their martini into their glass. If you stare too long you have to start over. Some suggest that you just whisper the word "vermouth" (not too loud now) over top of the glass before you pour and that is sufficient.

Regardless, the real secret to a good ****tail is actually water. The cracked ice melts faster and provides it. If don't have the patience for cracking the ice and you find that your martini is too strong, don't dump it... Add a little splash of spring water, reshake, and try again. You are not watering down your drink, you are making it the traditional way.

BTW, if you making batch martinis for a party, add 1/4 water to your martini mix and put in the freezer before serving, you will get the same effect.

Everyone's tastes are different and no one is right for you except your own.

Good luck on finding your perfect drink.

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