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buy canada goose jacket Now note that I said gin. I mean it. Lots of people make martinis with vodka, and if that’s your thing, more power to you. But despite the fact that the nature of my culinary philosophy is to substitute at will, in this case I draw the line. A true martini is a gin martini. There. I’ve made my stand. buy canada goose jacket

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canada goose clearance I also want to weigh in here on the shaken vs. stirred thing. I doubt I’ve seen more than two James Bond movies in my life, and don’t think I’ve ever heard him actually utter his famous ‘shaken, not stirred’ line. But he’s right. A martini made without the shaker just doesn’t taste the same. I’d love to hear from someone who can tell me why, but canada goose premium outlet the extra 30 seconds it takes to shake the martini with ice makes a big difference in the final product. Invest a couple of dollars in a cocktail shaker, and take the few seconds to shake canada goose outlet jackets it. You’ll be glad you did. canada goose clearance

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canada goose clearance You can also swap out the olive for pickled onion in this case the drink is then known as a Gibson. The Gibson is also known as being the drink favored by those who really don’t want a drink, but who don’t want others to know they aren’t partaking. canada goose kensington parka uk Chilled water garnished with a pickled onion looks exactly like the regular cocktail. The story goes a businessman invented this ‘version’ during three martini lunches with his competition allowing him to keep a clear head while his competitors got tipsy. canada goose clearance

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