Monday, May 25, 2009
I was discussing some of my blogs and the best martini recipes to showcase. When Jacob ran up to us and yelled, "Do you like pork flavored Martini's"? He could not contain his laughter especially when we were cracking up as well.
A little time passed and we had moved on to talking about other subjects when he ran over again. Do you like pork flavored Martini's? It wasn't as funny this time, but you can't blame the kid for finding something that works and sticking with it.
I'm still a fan of lemondrops and the classic dirty martini. But, I guess, if people will purchase baconaisse than a pork martini may not be too far off.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
- 6 parts gin
- 1 part dry vermouth
Stir with with ice to chill. Shaking may bruise the gin. Strain into Martini Glass. Garnish with pickled onion.
Just like the standard Martini, Vodka can be substituted for Gin in the Gibson recipe.
Charles Gibson is credited with the invention of the Gibson. But there are several different versions of why or how.
One version is that he was at a bar and asked the bartender to improve on the traditional Martini recipe. So the bartender substituted and onion for an olive and named it after the patron.
Another story is that Gibson was a teetotaller and would have the bartender pour him chilled water into a cocktail glass and he would use the onion garnish so he wouldn't accidentally drink the Gin or Vodka Cocktail.
Another version is that he used the chilled water cocktail for 3 Martini business lunches, so that when is clients became inebriated he was still in control.