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Loch & Union American Dry Gin
How to make a proper Martini:Ingredients:
- Dry Gin
- Dry Vermouth
- Olives (pimento or blue cheese filled is acceptable) or Orange Twist
- Fill your martini glass with crushed ice and some water to cool it while you are making the martini. If you prefer your martini on the rocks, stop reading you already failed.
- In a cocktail shaker fill about halfway with ice.
- Pour in enough vermouth to coat the ice, swirl and strain out the liquid.
- Pour in approximately 2 oz. of your favorite dry gin.
- Using a bar spoon stir with the ice (with all due respect to James Bond, NOT SHAKEN).
- Dump the water from your martini glass and strain the mix into the glass
- Garnish with olives or a twist.
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Jim Knudsen has lived in every region of the United States, traveled the world, and always enjoyed spirits along the way. While he has sampled local spirits in 50 countries on 6 continents, he always comes home to bourbon. Jim is an accomplished global sales and marketing executive, with a degree in Physics from Michigan State University and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. Growing up in Michigan, in a household rich with the experience of enjoying drink. He now lives in Georgia with his wife Karen, the love of his life, his personal editor, and style consultant. When not drinking bourbon he likes to golf, reading, and enjoys professional football and boxing. Actually, these are more often enjoyed while drinking bourbon. His four great kids, with families of their own, have blessed him with 6 grandchildren. While coming to bourbon late in life, he is working diligently to catch up.
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