How to Make the Perfect Gin Martini

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I was born and raised in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. I've worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, pedi-cab driver, copyeditor, and more. I've written and ghostwritten several published books and articles, but no matter where I've gone or what I've done to earn my living, there's always been literature and learning as the constant in my life.

15 Responses and Counting...

  • Amanda 08.14.2014

    Ray! I enjoyed the martini stories greatly. However, the ending comments about stampeding and not neglecting were by far the most entertaining! I couldn’t agree more. Lovely wisdom my friend :-). Thanks for sharing!

  • Thank you, Amanda. I’m not wise about much, but I like to think I can negotiate my way around a honey pot.

  • Love the education on Martini’s…the elixir of quietude

  • Thank you, Jason! It’s good to see you here.

    Keep on keeping on.

  • I dug it; especially the history and the flicking of the birds at the end.

    But whatever.


  • Jurassica?

    Jurassica. It’s nice to meet you. Or have we met? Yes, I believe we have.

    Thank you for watching, and thank you for dropping by.

  • Ray, this is perfect. Better lighting – better drink – better music – better text
    I really like this series. I need to stop by sometime to catch up!

  • Thank you!

    Malini wrote: “I need to stop by sometime to catch up!”

    I completely agree.

  • I bet Mojo Nixon would dig your eighth installment of cockitude!

  • I’d never heard that before. Thank you.

    And thank you for dropping by.

  • No surprise to me Ray of your Martini knowledge. You conveyed it nicely in this video. I have never had a martini. Next stop just may have to try one!

  • “Next stop just may have to try one!”

    I’ll be hurt if you don’t.

    It’s good to see you. Thank you for dropping by.

  • Is the Colony considered a martini, too? Maybe not as the gin was barely detectable. ..I’m thinking the whole raison d’etre of the martini Is detectable delectable gin?
    I might have to try Rockefeller’s version…. or, whatever.

  • In my book, baby, if it’s in a martini glass, it’s a martini.

    Thank you for dropping by.

  • P.S. Detectable, delectable … I like that.

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