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
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.