quote:Originally posted by marcb7: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.
Perhaps it was because the quality of the Gin wasnt that good so the vermouth would take the "sting" out....I honestly dont know...but I have Vermouth in the house for people that want it...but it never enters the glass if there is Gin in it for me.
That would make sense, especially if you were drinking someone's "bathtub gin".