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Contemporary Martinis


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Contemporary Martinis

Jimmy Buffet | May 12, 2007 11:03 AM

On a recent trip to Atlanta, I decided to do an experiment. I ordered seven martinis over a period of as many days, all at different places.

Only one - a dirty martini - was made correctly. Everything OK, in proportion, no confusion on the part of the bartender..

One place served it sans olives. Had to request some.

Three places assumed I wanted my martini made with vodka.

Four martinis came with ice in the glass.

Six came with pimento-stuffed olives.

One place didn't know how to make a wet martini. I told the bartender how to prepare it and then had her make another just to reinforce the learning process.

I was a bit amazed at this. Am I just an old fuddy-duddy or do bartenders just not make many of these these days?

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