This is a discussion on How to order a cocktail the way you make it at home? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by 357and40 Glenlivet will work if you only have the cheap stuff. Oh. Snap... You just didn't go their......
I'm a martini drinker, and we're the worst (ask any bartender). We want it the way we want it, and that's that.
I got sick of sending back drinks that were incorrectly made (ie gin instead of vodka, olive instead of lemon twist etc.), so I decided to take drastic measures.
I had a small rubber stamp made up with my very simple favourite martini recipe on it. I then stamped the back of a bunch of my businss cards with the recipe. While going out, I simply give the card with the recipe to the server. This eliminates having to give him/her the instructions only for him/her to relay them to the bartender with or without errors.
Mrs. GB first thought this was tacky and arrogant but has come around. My martini arrives perfectly made, and the server/bartender gets tipped well. The servers/bartenders always seem to geta kick out the novelty of it too.
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I guess the lemon twist is OK, but I think olives are better!Classic Martini Ingredients
75ml (or approx 2+ 1/2 oz) GIN
15ml (or approx 1/4 oz) Dry Vermouth
1 green olive OR a twist of lemon peel
6 ice cubes
Classic Martini Directions
Into a mixing glass, toss a handful of ice cubes (about half a dozen), then pour in the Gin and the Vermouth.
Stir well. Some may prefer shaken!
Strain and pour into a martini glass.
To finish, either drop a green olive into the bottom of the martini glass OR arrange a twist of lemon peel on the edge of the martini glass.
EOD - Initial success or total failure