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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Shaken, Not Stirred

Last night, while cooking apple pie and stuffing for today, I tried out the martini recipe from Ian Fleming's Casino Royale.

3 parts gin.
1 part vodka.
1/2 part vermouth (this is controversial. He asked for a brand of French apertif, Kina Lillet, that is supposedly not actually a vermouth, but he also called his drink a martini, which suggests vermouth for this part.)
A large thin slice of lemon peel.

Shaken with ice until it is very cold and strained into a glass.

It is VERY good.

Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

You made your stuffing the night before?

6:18 AM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

Of course. It gets it out of the way
and lets the flavors mix together in the fridge. I don't put in the bird until I'm just about to cook it however.

9:50 AM, November 24, 2006  
Blogger festivus said...

Had I only known earlier in the day. I had two 'normal' martinis while doing the birds on the grill. One for each of them - seemed appropriate.

On my list for tomorrow (for tonight, it's out to Solera)

2:13 PM, November 24, 2006  

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