Whenever I hear talk about martini’s Sean Connery’s voice pops into my head in his most quoted James Bond line “shaken not stirred.” And while mixologists worldwide will continue to debate debate shaken versus stirred, gin versus vodka, I’d much rather just drink a martini. Archer’s Tavern (9496 Dayton Lebanaon Pike in Centerville) will give us all a chance to sip on a cocktail as they debut 8 new Buckeye Vodka Martini’s this Tuesday night. From 6-8pm you are invited to join Buckeye CEO Jim Finke for a tasting of flavored martini’s for $3 each. Or if you prefer your vodka with tonic, those will be just $2.50. Since it’s April debut this Dayton distilled vodka has been making quite a splash across the state. If you haven’t already tried it, this will be a great chance to do your own taste test.
But back to the Shaken Vs. Stirred Debate.
- Shake your Vodka Martini
Why: For a vodka martini to be good it needs to be cold. Very Cold! Therefore, shaking a vodka martini makes it colder.
- Stir your Gin martini:
A gin, or traditional, martini benefits by being smooth and one can enjoy the delicate flavors of the individual gin.
ONE FINAL THOUGHT
From the the British Medical Journal (on-line edition)
“Shaken martinis may enhance the antioxidant effects of alcohol, making them healthier than the stirred variety!”