That sir, is a Gibson, not a Martini. You may garnish it any way you prefer (a silver-back onion being traditional) but never with an olive as the olive distinguishes Martinis from other clear spirits on your server's tray.joegoat wrote: Vermouth is a touchy thing. It can be no more than 1 part out of three to suit my tastes. I'm not keen on gin either. The juniper hits me wrong. For me it has to be a super clean vodka and a flamed lemon garnish.
Ian Fleming's James Bond character appears to have started all this silliness about Vodka Martinis. Such is a Gibson!
Both cocktails are suspected to have been born in or near San Francisco, CA
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