‘I Don’t Know Why People Put It In.’

From the New York Times’s obituary for famed New York City bartender Tommy Rowles:

Toward the end of his career, having made thousands of martinis, Mr. Rowles said there was a right way to make one.

“My secret is to forget about the vermouth,” he told FT Magazine, a weekly supplement of the British newspaper Financial Times. “I don’t know why people put it in. A bottle of vermouth, you should just open it and look at it.”

The only thing more fun than arguing about how to make a martini is arguing about how to make a martini while enjoying a few.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018