Monday, June 23, 2014


I drank a Martini . . . ONCE . . . it was twenty years ago and I thought I was going to DIE . . . S.L.

Step-mother Miss Ruth came over this week and I got a class on Martinis . . . Miss Ruth makes her Martinis with gin - I wanted to try a vodka Martini and this is what I learned: if you're going to pollute your vodka with that vermouth poison, go with the cheap stuff. Save your Stoli, Absolute and Finlandia for drinking straight up, on the rocks with a slice of lime.

Better if you avoid Martinis like the plague . . . I've had two Martinis in my entire life and that was two too many . . .

I don't know what vermouth is or where it comes from but I believe that in Ancient Greek mythology, vermouth originally came to Man from the Ass of the Evil Fire Breathing Man-Eating Dragon that lived at the End of Space and Time . . .

Kerosene actually tastes better . . . has more medicinal qualities, even . . .



  1. Had a sweet young thing tell me that Martini's are like tits.
    One is not enough and three is too many.

  2. My take away: stick to beer.

  3. I like to have a martini,
    Two at the very most.
    After three I'm under the table,
    after four I'm under my host.

    Dorothy Parker

    1. Dry wit and dry Martinis. She was one of a kind.

  4. Point of order. Miss Ruth makes Martinis, she doesn't "...make her Martinis with gin." A Martini is gin, vermouth to taste, and an olive. You did say correctly that you wanted a vodka Martini. I've grown tired of going out, ordering a very dry Martini with two olives, and having a purportedly professional bartender of tender years ask, "What brand of vodka do you want?" Then they get sniffy and offended when I reply, "I didn't order a vodka Martini."

  5. Gin and Juice...olvie juice is my preference.

  6. My drink has a name, it is Scotch. Preferably single malt. Sometimes it has a first name, Laphroaig, McCallan, Caol Ila, Oban. Sometimes it has an age. But it always has a name. It is never Vodka. Although I will admit that Gin and Tonic is nice on a hot day.

  7. Thank you for the information