quote:Originally posted by Board-O:
I agree. Why was it even used in a Martini? Did the person who invented this drink think it was better with Vermouth? I guess so.
Curious to me to see no one defending vermouth's place in a Martini. I think 4 or 5 parts gin to one part vermouth is quite lovely and what a true Martini is. Otherwise it's just ice cold gin, which I sometimes don't mind either.
...and while I like Hendricks for a change and in certain mixed drinks, it is definitely a "modern" gin. I don't taste any juniper in it, which unless I am mistaken was considered integral to gin up until rather recently.
My favorite gins are juniper heavy such as Tanqueray, Junipero, Broker's, and such, things of beauty they are.