Martinis are a man's drink

Most who know me know that one of my favorite drinks is your standard gin martini. Also, those who know well enough know the following things are true about martinis.

  1. They were always made with gin. Vodka martinis make no sense.
  2. They’re a man’s drink not to be confused with its girly cousin the Cosmopolitan.

Lauren thinks that martinis are girl drinks for some odd reason. I retort, “Double-o-Seven drinks them!” I’m fairly open when it comes to martinis. I like them dry, dirty and in between. Extra olives, of course, are a must. It looks like I’m not alone in my love for the martini as it has been named one of 10 manly drinks.

No drink is more emblematic of manly sophistication than a slick martini. Believe that.

Amen. For those of you wanting to make yourself a nice martini tonight I suggest getting some Bombay Saphire and Martini Rossi Vermouth. A shot of vermouth and two shots of gin shaken in a stainless steel shaker with ice poured over three or four of the largest olives you can find (bleu cheese stuffing optional). Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Martinis are a man's drink

  1. James Bonds drinks vodka martinis, not gin martinis.

    Specifically, “A dry martini. One. In a deep champagne goblet… Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel.”

  2. Actually, Gordon’s is gin so he is having a gin martini with a little vodka and Kinda Lillet wine which basically is vermuth.

    I agree with Joe on the perfect martini but I can do without the vermuth if it is nice and dirty with some bleu cheese olives. I also LOVE a straight up Tanqueray No. TEN (Premium) chilled neat with a twist. It needs to be shaken gently so as to not bruise this premium hand crafted gin.

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