my mother used to advise passing the cork from the vermouth over the glass of gin.
On 08/06/2012, at 11:00 PM, Carrol Cox wrote:
> David Boyd: "Wasn't TSE very fond of gin and vermouth? " Do we have an
> interesting difference in terminology on opposite sides of the Atlantic. I
> used to know but have forgotten the reason for the label "martini" applied
> to that mixture in the u.s. (Now at most bars one can no longer simply order
> a martini but must specify gin, an ugly mixture of vodka and vermouth having
> become popular.)
> How did T.S.E. like to have the vermouth added. The best way is to shake the
> vermouth with ice cubes, drain off the liquid thus leaving a trace of
> vermouth sticking to the ice cubes, then adding the gin and shake.