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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Stylish Guy, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Gah. Really, a sadness in the U.S. is that reduction in price compensates for any loss of quality or humanity, and I don't think that loss is fair!

    My worst Manhattan experience was in State College, PA. I saw a bottle of M&R sweet vermouth in the bar fridge, pointed to it, and said, I guess that means you can make me a Manhattan? The barkeep said, Sure! I got a funny red looking thing. It was appalling. I asked what it was, and he said it was Makers and maraschino cherry juice.

    Yah, seriously. I don't know why. I don't really feel they are well-balanced or get the best from their ingredients. Dunno. But my signature cocktail is a Martini variant, so, dunno again.

    ~ H
  2. denning

    denning Senior member

    Jan 30, 2005
    3 measures Plymouth gin
    1 measure Martini dry vermouth
    twist of lemon

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