Share a Martini with Me!  

waggypolly 71F
7449 posts
8/16/2006 8:28 pm

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Share a Martini with Me!

I'm not doing much blog visiting at the moment - the site is so sloooow and I just can't bear it.

Meanwhile someone has given me a bottle of Martini Bianco. Can somebody tell me:

What exactly does Martini consist of?
How does Bianco differ from the other types?
Do I just stick an olive in it, or do I mix it?
How can I mix it?

That should keep me going while the Friendly Site recovers!

This is Polly, still Wagging
Remember: ! Bloggers are a Better Breed !

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keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
8/16/2006 8:48 pm

It's slow alright. It took me half an hour to post my latest BlogLand Jeopardy category. I arrived here pretty quick though. Oh well, anything that hastens my journey to you my dear, has my gratitude!

Oh yeah, I don't know anything about Martini Bianco other than it is Italian for "white martini".

Blog On!

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 2:57 am:

And whatever it is brings you to my place has my gradititude Sweetie.
"White martini" - yes I got that far. [rushes off to see newest Jeopardy posting.

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 2:57 am:

And whatever it is brings you to my place has my gradititude Sweetie.
"White martini" - yes I got that far. [rushes off to see newest Jeopardy posting.

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 2:57 am:

And whatever it is brings you to my place has my gradititude Sweetie.
"White martini" - yes I got that far. [rushes off to see newest Jeopardy posting.

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 2:57 am:

And whatever it is brings you to my place has my gradititude Sweetie.
"White martini" - yes I got that far. [rushes off to see newest Jeopardy posting.

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 3:03 am:

So now we know why it's being slow; it's overdoing things in certain places!

redmartinigirl 42F

8/16/2006 8:49 pm

I personally prefer my martini's Red! lol sorry, not quite sure the answers to your questions other than traditional Martini's are vodka or gin and a little mist of sweet vermouth. but like I said, I like mine red - as in vodka, cran juice, little lime and some grand marnier. Salud!

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 3:02 am:

Aaaah - a new visitor to my blog -- Welcome! And what an appropriate name!
So - is my bottle a premixed drink?
So - is a definition of martini "vodka/gin + vermouth"?
What is vermouth?
(I've never understood the difference between Martini and vermouth.)

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
8/17/2006 4:12 am

I've never had a martini...but I would love to share one with you!

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 7:16 am:

promise not to drain the bolttle till after you've popped by.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
8/17/2006 7:05 am

Are you sure you didn't post 4x in a row because you were so happy to see me your hand got all shakey?

Vermouth is fortified wine. (i think)

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 7:18 am:

Maybe it was just drinking too much Martini. (But I prefer your theory. )

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
8/17/2006 7:22 am

i gotta admit i am totally clueless about martini, as i've never really liked the stuff ... i just peeked in cos i was missing you. gaeb got a job at a swingers club, so it's much easier for him to get there from our house, and he's looking for a flat in our neighbourhood (while he saves money for a deposit). in the absence of any ambition to write any blog posts right now, my readers will just have to look for tidbits in the comments on the downside, i have a bladder infection and after spending 5 1/2 hours in a queue at the hospital today they told me i will also have to be back there at 7am tomorrow (it's still dark at that time). anyway, just to let u know i'm thinking of you ... and sure hope you find some fun ways of drinking martini

[blog freelove999]

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 5:29 pm:

Free, what a lovely surprise you dropping by! I wasn't expecting a visit and I miss you so much. It's good news, all good, about Gaeb. It sound awful about the infection and even worse about the slowness of treatment. While you are in queue you should drink cranberry juice and chew on radishes. It might even all clear up before the doctor sees you!

ilsgicemru 71M
2822 posts
8/17/2006 8:03 am

..................... Polly

Lol . I think that this site needs some 'water soluable lubricant' !! . Lol

Oh Polly !! .. You might not like me afterall !! .. I quit drinking alcohol over 9 years ago !! .. (Yes .. I keep coun't !!) .. I don't have a problem with the girls who drink though .. so long as it isn't a problem for them !! .. Actually . a little alcohol makes them a little more fun !!

I see that you have already been to my new post Say Something Nice !! .. So you have gotten the gist of it !! .. I hope that you will help out with 'spreading gratitude' by putting a link to that post on your next several blog posts . or just communicate the idea in you own way !! .. Yes .. We all like to be appreciated in public !!

Who knows .... You might be next !!

....................... ils

waggypolly replies on 8/17/2006 5:29 pm:

I'll be watching out.

ilsgicemru 71M
2822 posts
8/18/2006 8:30 pm

....................... Polly

I have been traveling back through some of your posts !! .. I love your sketches and the photo of you looking into the "megolithic jar" !!

My Grandfather was from London .. He was one of 12 siblings !! .. Several of his sibling's had children about our age that went to Austrailia to live !! .. I think that two of his brothers went to Austrailia as well .. So I have a lot of family in Austrailia !!

This site is still slow .. but I see that there is an option to add a photo here .. so I will try it out !!


Here is a "Rose of Sharon" growing in my yard !!

......................... ils

waggypolly replies on 8/19/2006 12:44 am:

This is the first extra picture that's been left on my blog and I don't seem to have that option operating. So thank you for my flower!

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
8/19/2006 4:13 am

The martini is a cocktail made with gin or vodka and dry white vermouth. While variations are many, a standard modern martini is made by combining approximately two and a half ounces of gin and one half ounce of dry vermouth with ice (these are American measurements, Europeans prefer far less vermouth - about a 6:1 proportion of gin/vodka to vermouth). Because vermouth mixes easily and uniformly with its solvent (gin or vodka), a Martini should always be mixed in a stirring glass. Reputable bartending schools insist that a beverage shaker tends to dull the taste of the vermouth. However, it is relatively common to see a bartender mix a Martini with a shaker due in part to the influence of the James Bond action movie series [he asked for his drink "shaken, not stirred"]. The ingredients are mixed then strained and served "straight up" (without ice) in a chilled cocktail glass, and garnished with either an olive or a twist (a strip of lemon peel, usually squeezed or twisted to express volatile citric oils onto the surface of the drink). Capers or cocktail onions are sometimes used as substitute garnishes. An onion-garnished martini is properly known as a Gibson as it was created by Charles Dana Gibson, a "Life" illustrator famous for his "Gibson Girl" illustrations.

Another common but controversial variation is the vodka martini, which is prepared in exactly the same way as a standard martini, with vodka being substituted for gin as the base spirit. In the 1990s, the vodka martini supplanted the traditional gin-based martini in popularity. Today, when bar and restaurant customers order "a martini," they frequently have in mind a drink made with vodka. Martini purists decry this development: while few object to the drink itself, they strenuously object to it being called "a martini." The martini, they insist, is a gin-based cocktail; this variation should be designated as such, with the name "vodka martini" [it may also be called a "vodkatini" or a "kangaroo"].

~raising a glass to you~

Cheers sweetie

warm xx

Source: wikipedia

waggypolly replies on 8/19/2006 11:07 am:

Thank you for the research. I've added a little of my own in a comment below. Bottoms up!

papyrina 50F
21133 posts
8/19/2006 7:15 am

horrible stuff thats for sure

I'm a

i'm here to stay

waggypolly replies on 8/19/2006 11:08 am:

Yes, I thought so too when I tasted it.

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