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Rickety Cricket
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How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?

I've had them from a number of places that go way overboard.

I don't use any when I make them at home, but I prefer a slight coating on the glass, nothing more.

Also, it's hard to beat the olive juice from the tray/bottle of olives.


OTIS2
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Olive juice is all I use at home.


Capt ST
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Open vermouth, hold glass next to bottle, softly blow bottle bouquet towards glass.


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John McClane
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
None


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Sl4m
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Very very little but a martini without any just doesn't taste right.

My Preference is Extra Dirty BTW


John McClane
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
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Very very little but a martini without any just doesn't taste right. My Preference is Extra Dirty BTW
if dirty, then no vermouth should be included. No olive juice then vermouth is fine.


Mo Jeaux
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
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Very very little but a martini without any just doesn't taste right.


Agreed. I always laugh when people claim to not want any in a martini. Then it's just a glass of gin (or vodka if you're not a traditionalist).


ruzil
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
the only way to make a martini is with ice-cold gin, and a bow in the direction of France.

Churchill


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Sl4m
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Pretty much, it just doesn't taste right otherwise.

With zero vermouth it tastes too much like Vodka drowned in olive juice, the vermouth seems to mellow it over just enough to make it smooth. Just a tiny bit though.



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Martini
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Well James Bond always drank a vodka martini.

I like both a good vodka or gin. I prefer a few drops of dry vermouth and I do like either with a few capers. I change garnishes from capers, onions, lemon twist. I like an anchovy stuffed olive in a vodka martini.

Very seldom do I drink them dirty however over the years I've had enough dirty martinis to float Mama Cass.


OTIS2
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
I'm with Bond...to not be is unAmerican.


Sl4m
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
I meant that I like mine 'dirty' not 'extra dirty'. I believe 'extra dirty' has no vermouth and it's quite bad.


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Martini
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Well since I sat here and thought about how seldom I drink an actual dirty martini and really couldn't remember the last time I had one



I got off my ass, walked to my bar and made one. I'll sleep well after sipping this little jewel.


ElysianArmsAlum
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
fill glass with ice and water...let sit for a couple of minutes/pour it out...add a little vermouth in glass and pour it out...add vodka and enjoy


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Sl4m
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
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Well since I sat here and thought about how seldom I drink an actual dirty martini and really couldn't remember the last time I had one



I got off my ass, walked to my bar and made one. I'll sleep well after sipping this little jewel





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Athanatos
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
I prefer a gin martini with about 10-20% dry vermouth.


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DanglingFury
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
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I prefer a slight coating on the glass


This.

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Open vermouth, hold glass next to bottle, softly blow bottle bouquet towards glass.




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jeepfreak
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
1/4 oz, swirled around the glass then dumped. Or, if you have a mist sprayer, one spritz in the glass.


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choupiquesushi
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
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Olive juice is all I use at home.


vermouth added to olive juice..


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CITWTT
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re: How much vermouth do you prefer in your martini?
Take the glass in hand, pour vermouth in it, spin it around in your hand, toss it out in the sink, you're done.


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