Through some fault of my own Erin and I received 12 martini glasses as an Xmas/Housewarming gift. For some God Konws Why reason I felt a strong urge to find out why people would order goddamned martini at a bar. No, not a Cosmopolitan, Apple-tini, Dirty Tini, or any of that other shit for people who want to drink vodka without it tasting like vodka. An honest-to-god Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred. So I set about making one last night.
1 1/2 oz vodka (classic Stoli, in my case)
3/4 oz vermouth
Pour shit into a shaker over ice, shake, strain into glass, drink.
Fucking delicious. I could drink that shit all night. May end up battling The Gimlet for my drink of choice. Why, Xtian God, did I never try this before?!
Oh yeah, and mucho congratulaciones to Michael “wikrus” Wirkus and Jessica “bellgirl” Gitter on their engagement. Happy returns! Jessie, don’t lose your ring to Parker in a game of High Stakes Scrabble!