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So many flavors, so few hours in the day.
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More importantly, vodka & vermouth is still absolutely not a Martini.

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More importantly, vodka & vermouth is still absolutely not a Martini.

You have to get with the program.  In today's world, anything with alcohol in it is a martini, especially if you serve it in a conical glass.
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More importantly, vodka & vermouth is still absolutely not a Martini.

You have to get with the program.  In today's world, anything with alcohol in it is a martini, especially if you serve it in a conical glass.

Oh, I'm aware a lot of deeply ignorant people use the word that way. That doesn't change what the word actually means.

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In today's world, anything with alcohol in it is a martini, especially if you serve it in a conical glass.

And if you use a standard water glass it's a Hi-Ball
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More importantly, vodka & vermouth is still absolutely not a Martini.

I tend to agree with you, but a sweet vodka martini does have vermouth in it.

Dry martinis for me please, gin or vodka, with two olives.


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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

What he said.

And what is it with beer these days?  Pumpkin ale?  I thought the world ended when I started seeing raspberry wheat beers.

Fruit in my beer?  Hell no.  Pumpkin?  Really?  Just because it's Halloween?  Uh-uh.
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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

What he said.

And what is it with beer these days?  Pumpkin ale?  I thought the world ended when I started seeing raspberry wheat beers.

Fruit in my beer?  Hell no.  Pumpkin?  Really?  Just because it's Halloween?  Uh-uh.

You come see me here in PA next fall.  I need to introduce you to Imperial Pumpkin.  It's dessert, in a bottle.

Weyerbacher, Imperial Pumpkin Ale.
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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

I like umbrellas in my drinks.  They give me something to fidget with while getting plastered on booze that tastes like juice.
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Hard liquor training wheels.  Not in high school anymore.  Move on to the brown liquors or at least gin.
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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

What he said.

And what is it with beer these days?  Pumpkin ale?  I thought the world ended when I started seeing raspberry wheat beers.

Fruit in my beer?  Hell no.  Pumpkin?  Really?  Just because it's Halloween?  Uh-uh.

You come see me here in PA next fall.  I need to introduce you to Imperial Pumpkin.  It's dessert, in a bottle.

Weyerbacher, Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

I think we have to distinguish between the current crop of flavored vodkas (marshmallow vodka? seriously?) and traditional flavored vodkas like Pertsovka, Okhotnichya, or Zubrowka.  As far as the former are concerned, I'm right there with you.  As to the latter, I was always a big fan of Pertsovka (sadly, no longer available).

(Oh, and reubenstump: the Belgians have been making fruity beer for a very long time.)


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vodka, psst

Give me a peat smoked single malt.


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Give me a peat smoked single malt.

Well, yeah. No question. Love the Islay malts especially...super smoky and delicious.

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And as my Lithuanian heritage must point out, flavored vodka is blech. If you can't handle the real stuff you need an umbrella in your drink.

I think we have to distinguish between the current crop of flavored vodkas (marshmallow vodka? seriously?) and traditional flavored vodkas like Pertsovka, Okhotnichya, or Zubrowka.  As far as the former are concerned, I'm right there with you.  As to the latter, I was always a big fan of Pertsovka (sadly, no longer available).

(Oh, and reubenstump: the Belgians have been making fruity beer for a very long time.)

I know.  And while I've enjoyed many fine Belgian brews, I'm not a fan of the fruity stuff.  If I want fruity beer I'll water my strawberries and blackberries with ale.  Ew.
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Geez, n_g, I always had you pegged as a purist.

I am--pure beer.  I was just competing for views with Ben's thread.

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I was just competing for views with Ben's thread.

I think someone needs to start a thread warning about the dangers of drinking Absolut at (no longer) absolute zero.

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I think we have to distinguish between the current crop of flavored vodkas (marshmallow vodka? seriously?) and traditional flavored vodkas like Pertsovka, Okhotnichya, or Zubrowka.  As far as the former are concerned, I'm right there with you.  As to the latter, I was always a big fan of Pertsovka (sadly, no longer available).

(Oh, and reubenstump: the Belgians have been making fruity beer for a very long time.)

The traditional flavored stuff has ethnic roots which I appreciate. And having drunk more than my fair share of bad vodka with strangers in east european city parks, some of that stuff needed the flavoring to wash away the burn.

Krupnikas, the Lithuanian equivalent, is better imho when made with grain alcohol.


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I'm working on a bloody mary as I type. My only real criteria is that it is at least triple distilled. I'll add whatever fruit that I want for flavor. I don't have the stomach lining for drinking anything without enough dilution. Tonic and lime, cosmopolitans, orange juice or grapefruit. I get plenty of vitamin C.

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