Thursday, November 19, 2009

Martini: Gin or vodka?

24 comments:

K8 said...

vodka for sure. gin tastes like pine trees.

pinchie said...

agree with K8. VODKA

Rob said...

i used to think vodka, but i was a dumb, uncultured, neanderthal college kid.

gin. otherwise it's not a martini.

btw - my word verification is "cheezzin"

wanna cheezz?

John said...

Not a martini drinker, but if I had to pick I'd take Gin. Seems classier, and vodka is the stuff I used to drink out of aquafina bottles in high school to get drunk

Dan said...

vodka. anything less than uber-premium gin tastes like rust.

Dan said...

I think John put his finger on an important factor. My high school liquor was gin, so vodka seems classier to me.

tamika said...

K8's got it right--Vodka. If I wanted to drink Pine Sol, I'd go get it at the grocery store.

SngngMSW said...

amen, k8.

Megan D said...

Vodka - gin makes me mean.

Leslie said...

Vodka. I remember doing shots of straight gin from a shot glass that looked like a mini beer stein years ago and thinking why do juniper berries taste like garbage..?

Scottie said...

A martini is made with gin, the driest of dry vermouths, and an olive. Period. Nothing more, nothing less.

The substitution of vodka, the addition of olive juice, or any of the trillions of other ingredients (really, "chocolate martini"?), shaken and strained into a martini glass are nothing more than lib-ortions. I'll let you figure that one out.

But personally, I think they all suck. Gimme a well made Manhattan any day.

Karen said...

Not really a martini drinker so much either, but gin is disgusting, so I'd have to default to vodka, even though I can't drink that stuff anymore (near death hangover experience).

beenu said...

both. gin has more flavor. you guys are drinking the wrong gin if you don't appreciate the flavor and smell of a good quality gin. however, i do like a nice grey goose martini now and then.

Beth said...

margarita

Kelly said...

Scottie is absolutely 2/3 right (coincidentally the amount of gin in the properly made martini).

Justin said...

Vodka...Gin is a truth serum!

Aimee said...

Leslie, were you thinking of me when you asked this question?

Vodka of course!

To be exact: Hanger 1, up with olives; dry is the way I like mine.

When Hanger 1 is not available, I’ll go for Belvedere, and then Ketel One if all else fails. If these three aren’t available I drink something else.

So for all of you out there who were thinking… “What should I get Aimee for Hanukah this year?” One of the three above will put you in good standing with me.

Kathryn said...

Kettle One extra dirty with extra olives = the perfect dirty mart

I do not like gin but strange enough, had a gin martini at camp where the gin was soaked in a peach tea bag....it was amazing...or maybe I was already drunk...and don't ask why i was drinking a martini at camp.

Andrew said...

Yes please. And make it dirty.

Sarah said...

this conversation is making me feel drunk

Cate said...

my paternal grandparents are/were devoted martini drinkers. always gin - and they would just think about adding vermouth.

James Bond said...

I'm torn. Personally I like Gin. However, my hero James Bond likes vodka martinis. "I'll take a Jesper, shaken not stirred".

Ken S said...

Gin, up, twist.

Chris In DC said...

Vodka - as a wise person once said, Gin makes men cry and women mean