Your Classic Cocktails Deserve a Chartreuse Upgrade

Here’s a little secret from a bartender: All those thrilling new cocktails you love at your favorite cocktail bar are merely riffs on tried-and-true classic cocktails; and even the myriad classics you...

SF on a Mon and a Wed

by Mark2212 6 months ago

I will be in San Francisco Monday - Thursday in a couple of weeks. Occupied Tuesday night, staying in the Financial District. Solo Monday and Wednesday. Recs? Must have a cold dry martini. Prefer b...

Martini pairings and garnishes

tim irvine
by tim irvine 2 years ago

We recently had a bottle of Botanist and used our usual Dolin dry. The result was a little too soft, almost not a martini but my, what an amazing gin. Using a twist instead of an olive (bottled i...

Who Makes the Best Martini in SD?

by cstr 11 months ago

It can be a vodka or gin martini (please specify your preference and brand), olives please (size matters), the perfect glass also adds to the presentation. Shaken?? Stirred?? Let's open this up...

Gin: Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray and Beefeater?

by Faune 11 years ago

I would appreciate it if someone could give me recommendations*, contrasts and comparisons (e.g. tasting notes) regarding Bombay Sapphire (which I have tried and enjoyed), Tanqueray and Beefeater. ...

Sweetening a Vodka Martini

by ianl1 1 year ago

Hi - i'm at a James Bond themed party this weekend so I was planning on taking cocktail stuff to make Vodka Martinis. When i've had them before though, i remember they were like rocket fuel and th...

Closer to a Corpse Reviver

by Joepalooka 1 year ago

this recipe has some similarities to the ingredients in a Corpse Reviver, still I'd prefer an actual Corpse Reviver or an actual gin Martini ; )

The Perfect Martini

by eatapotamusNola 2 years ago

1. Scrub the entire inside and rim of the glass with an unpeeled lemon to smear the lemon oil on the glass (being very careful not to press too hard or you’ll end up with broken glass in your finge...

"In and out" - discarding the vermouth when making a martini?

by BobB 9 years ago

I was in a bar in London recently (in a decent restaurant on Charlotte St) and ordered a Hendricks martini. The barman made it with great care - lots of ice, no rushing, generous pour - but took o...

Best martini and dinner at the bar in the village

by kathrynanne 2 years ago

Hello! I’m looking for a place with a great dry gin martini in the Village, or possibly Soho. I’ll be dining solo and want great eats and drinks and definitely not precious mixology. Any great recs...

ANSI Standard for dry martinis

by stevewi 2 years ago

See: http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/6140/K100.1-1974%20-%20American%20National%20Standard%20Safety%20Code%20%26%20Requirements%20for%20Dry%20Martinis%20.pdf Takeaway: 16 ...

St. George Terroir

tim irvine
by tim irvine 3 years ago

Anyone tried this? If so, anyone been brave/crazy enough to try it in a martini? It is very good, IMHO, but you can smell the forest from across the room when you open the bottle. I know the Terr...

Martini Time

by munchkin1 3 years ago

Fellow Chowsters: What are the best snacks to serve with traditional gin-vermouth-olives martinis? Thanks and Cheers!

Best Pairing for a Gin Martini.

by escondido123 8 years ago

I mentioned to someone that I had a yen for a gin martini and a wonderful nibble. I say a crunchy clam cake, my husband says freshly made potato chips. What would you want to be your single pairi...

What's the Deal with Dirty (and Extra Dirty) Martinis?

by invinotheresverde 9 years ago

Could someone please explain the allure of gin/vodka mixed with olive brine? I love olives, and all things salty, but I just don't understand the boner people have for 'em.

Best Gin Martinis?

by Dennis 16 years ago

Hello, I am a recent convert to gin martinis. Before my conversion, my cocktail of choice while dining out was a "Double Tanqueray & Tonic." However, I began to drift away from this particula...

lillet rouge and the manhattan

by Soybomb 10 years ago

Martini purists beware, this posting isn't for you. I've come to really favor lillet blanc in my martinis. Paired with plymouth gin it might be the best "martini" I've ever had. Natually my mi...

Searching for Olive juice (brine?) for Dirty Martinis

by oscar1 11 years ago

I've been searching for a quality brand of olive juice for Dirty martinis. Williams-Sonoma used to sell a good brand but they don't offer it anymore - unfortunately I never wrote down the name and...

The meaning of "up"

by BobB 4 years ago

Being a native Bostonian, I've always used the term "up" when referring to drinks to mean without ice, i.e. straight up. My friend from New York insists that there, "up" means in a martini glass as...

Exorbitant cocktail pricing?

by josephnl 4 years ago

We recently had a very nice dinner at the new Oak Grill at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach. This is a very pretty and comfortable restaurant with good food and service. Everything was fine with...

Martinis, which Vermouth?

by kenb 13 years ago

I've been reading the posts about gins and I'm jonesing for a martini. But the gin is only part of the mix. The Vermouths are so varied in flavors that they must be specified for a proper martini. ...