Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Overuse of the word “martini”

What is with the overuse of the word “martini” to describe an alcoholic drink? A martini had three ingredients: gin, vermouth and an olive. How is it that a drink with apple liqueur, cranberry juice and vodka is a martini? It has none of the three necessary ingredients. Yet it is called an “apple martini”. WTF?

8 comments:

Monkey said...

Oh my! Then you do NOT want me to tell you about the Eggnog Martini I had in Boston. Oh no indeed.

Tits McGee said...

Thank you.

This drives me crazy, especially since a real martini is a mighty tasty drink. Just because it's served in a martini glass doesn't mean it's a martini, people!

Booty J Patrol said...

Monkey: Egg nog?! That is gross on so many levels. You monkeys like wierd stuff.

Tits: Sometimes they serve these "martinis" in regular glasses, so no not only does it not have the right ingredients, it's not even in the right glass!

miss kendra said...

i like my drinks in a martini glass because they look prettier that way.

but

i think gin tastes like a christmas tree.

amera hearts said...

just don't drink a choclatini with gin. gross.

slappy said...

It's true. I saw Kendra drink a chocolate milkshake out of a martini glass.

It was pretty cool looking.

Lee Ann said...

You are sooooo Right Booty.
I have had a pineappletini and it is wonderful...but I can assure you that it is NO martini!

Spinning Girl said...

I like cottage cheesatinis.