Martini glasses are stupid.

  • misternick

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    Feb 11, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    Seriously, who came up with this design?
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    "Let's move the center of gravity as far up as possible, then design the rim so that the slightest tip will cause a spill."

    I hope I don't get d*ck-slapped with a wikipedia link enlightening me to some amazing history of martini glasses. Regardless, I think any RJers who have worked as waiters and bartenders would agree. Have you tried carrying these things on a tray?

    I'm a few glasses in and celebrating a new job, so it's kinda on my mind. Happy weekend everybody!
  • rnch

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    Feb 11, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    what's the Mame Dennis quote about an olive taking up so much room in a small martini glass.... icon_lol.gif
  • Hammer89

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    Feb 11, 2011 11:50 PM GMT
    I want all of those drinks
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    Feb 12, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    I love martini glasses! I have no idea of their history, but I collect them. Here are 2 of a set we got from a glass artist here in Florida, each one different, in a kind of retro style unique to him. We also have candlesticks in this same style. I haven't yet taken pics of the black & clear martini glasses we have, also with candlesticks, and a spectacular matching centerpiece bowl from this same glass artist.

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    Feb 12, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    racerx76 saidI want all of those drinks


    But with more imaginative citrus wedges and one with a salt and powdered chili pepper rim. Mmmmm.
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    Feb 12, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    another reason the free world is going to hell in a handcart....fucking up a real martini....oy vay...............icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    stilsurchin saidanother reason the free world is going to hell in a handcart....fucking up a real martini....oy vay...............icon_wink.gif

    Are you a martini purist like me? I absolutely HATE anything calling itself a martini, that isn't gin & vermouth. Now I do like a Gibson occasionally, basically a martini garnished with pearl onions instead of green olives. But it's called a Gibson, not a martini.

    But choclatinis? And all these other concoctions, merely served in a martini glass? BAH! I won't even tolerate a so-called martini made with vodka. I tell anyone who tries that on me that I'm not a James Bond wannabe. icon_razz.gif
  • misternick

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    Feb 12, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    Art_Deco, I am even more drunkerer than I was when I posteded previously... *ahem* ... but I do have to admit an affinity for Floridian culture, and I can concede that those glasses, and the style in which they were made, are beautiful.

    I guess, in my schwasted state, it's only right to clarify my displeasure with the functional disfunction of martini glasses, not their aesthetics. They sure are purty. I'm not being saractic, I do agree. As for as a vessel for a yummy alcoholic beveremage, I still think they suck.
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    Feb 12, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
    Dark Chocolate Martini...Mmmmmmmmmmm icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
    (pic taken with shitty old cameraphone)

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    Feb 12, 2011 1:44 AM GMT
    The martini glass is a test. If you can drink it without spilling it all over the place, you can order another one.

    As to the shape, the poor dancer would get stuck inside a prop shaped like a champagne flute.

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  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 12, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    Now I'm craving a dirty goose.
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    Feb 12, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    I want that shower curtain!
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    Feb 12, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    Ermine saidThe martini glass is a test. If you can drink it without spilling it all over the place, you can order another one.
    And when you spill two in a row, you know it's time to call a cab home.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    misternick said...Have you tried carrying these things on a tray?


    No, and I wouldn't want to try it, either. Anything in a cocktail glass is best served right at the bar. Congrats on your new job.

    And I'm with Art_Deco. All those sugary abominations are NOT martinis.
  • misternick

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]And I'm with Art_Deco. All those sugary abominations are NOT martinis.[/quote]

    I agree. Even the vodka martinis are iffy. personally, I'm more of a jack & diet kinda guy, but... oh well

    it's many, many drinks later now

    I love you guys
  • misternick

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    BluCollarMan said
    misternick said Congrats on your new job.


    Thank you! I'm muy excited =D
  • misternick

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    cold... arg, way to do it. you're lucky you're good lookin'. otherwise i'd say you weren't good lookin'.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    cold saidArt_Deco - not a fan of those glasses and candlesticks...

    Nor would I expect you to be. They are a bit of an "acquired taste" not unlike gin martinis themselves. These things are personal, and subject to debate, and individual preference. No one is right or wrong. I merely offer them for consideration.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:25 AM GMT


    "Martini glasses are stupid."

    FULL Martini glasses (about 3 or more) make ME stupid. icon_wink.gif

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    misternick saidArt_Deco, I am even more drunkerer than I was when I posteded previously... *ahem* ... but I do have to admit an affinity for Floridian culture, and I can concede that those glasses, and the style in which they were made, are beautiful.

    I guess, in my schwasted state, it's only right to clarify my displeasure with the functional disfunction of martini glasses, not their aesthetics. They sure are purty. I'm not being saractic, I do agree. As for as a vessel for a yummy alcoholic beveremage, I still think they suck.

    LOL! Well, indeed they may suck. They are simply the standard we have today. Though I do note that any stemmed glass is best for holding a chilled drink that is not iced.

    And we have different shapes for other drinks, as well. There is a champagne glass (and an American version vs. the Continental), a glass for red wine, another for white, and snifters for brandy and cognac, and so on. Why should there not be a special glass for martinis?

    And I do like the way martini glasses settle the olives to the bottom, unlike a flat-bottomed highball glass or something else. No, I'm happy with the classic martini glass, and see no objections to it.
  • str8hardbody9

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    Feb 12, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    I love Martini drinks. I just had 3 of them here in Medellin, Colombia.. whoopppeee
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    I had a loquat martini so good last year I've been thinking about it ever since.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    I actually used to order cosmos in a tall glass back in the day when cosmos were cool. (whisper: they were never cool.) Made me look hard edge and the bartenders always remembered me for it.

    Now I'm the guy that orders wine.
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    Feb 12, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    misternick saidSeriously, who came up with this design?
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    "Let's move the center of gravity as far up as possible, then design the rim so that the slightest tip will cause a spill."

    I hope I don't get d*ck-slapped with a wikipedia link enlightening me to some amazing history of martini glasses. Regardless, I think any RJers who have worked as waiters and bartenders would agree. Have you tried carrying these things on a tray?

    I'm a few glasses in and celebrating a new job, so it's kinda on my mind. Happy weekend everybody!


    Congrats on the new job! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    Hahaha I just like the title "Martini glasses are stupid." Makes me laugh!

    Oh and I hope the new job is awesome!