Listening to: Hepatic #3 - I Believe In You (Xenosaga 3 OST
Reading: The Twelth Planet, Zechariah Stitchin
Back on April 20th, I finally turned 21, meaning I could finally legally imbibe alcohol. That being the case, I had always wanted to make a martini, if just because the idea of making some sort of cocktail or another always interested me. High society and all that bullshit.
So I bought some (fairly cheap) vodka and dry vermouth and proceeded home to try and make a martini. Well, the thing I hadn't known of was that all the martinis I had had previously were made with gin, so I was somewhat surprised by the more alcoholic taste of the added vodka. That, and I feel that I may have shaken the mixture TOO much, which can supposedly "damage" the alcohol.
In the end, I disliked the first one but ultimately made a second one, this time making it a dirty martini (which is where you add olive brine to the mixture) which was ultimately better in that it cut the sharpness of the alcohol some.
I honestly have no clue why in the name of God I'm babbling about making martinis, except for the fact that I wanted to talk about it, I suppose. Eh, there you have it.