And here’s part eight of your most favourite recurring feature on any blog you’ve ever read!
This time with a very special creation, created and conceived by none other than myself: A Perfect Vodka Martini! Having finally mastered the art of not caring whether it’s a *real *Martini by anyone’s standards, I’ve now embraced the Vodka Martini as a *real *Martini too. It just opens up that window of opportunities a bit wider for a Martini-adventurer like myself.
So the Perfect Vodka Martini was prepared exactly like the original Perfect Martini, only that instead of Gin, I used, well, Vodka.
And here’s another difference: instead of Noilly Prat, I used Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth*. It’s not the Vermouth of choice for total Martini snobs, but for someone like me, who values variety, it’s a welcome change.
At least to my girlfriend and me, the result was quite an agreeable concoction. Will drink again!
*Having brought my 2/3 full bottle of Noilly Prat to the Tupalo bash on Friday, I was forced to improvise, as my ordinary grocer doesn’t stock that finest of Vermouths. But I’ve heard that some people prefer the Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth anyway. In the end, it doesn’t really matter, considering that Martini & Rossi actually own the Noilly Prat brand.