When searching for that favorite cocktail keeping track of what you ordered, where it was ordered and your review of it can be a task that can easily be overlooked. There are classics such as the martini and each mixologist is unique to his or her style.
Fortunately for us drinkers Dave Selden is back with the latest edition of his 33 Books series with 33 Martinis. The martini is a cocktail that is simple yet sophisticated and is consumed by members of all walks of life from the local bar fly to iconic figures such as James Bond.
Making a martini can be simple, mix gin and vermouth and possibly add an olive garnish and there you have it. Well this is just one way to prepare a martini. Visit Bartini, a local haunt in Northwest Portland, and you will encounter an impressive list of over 100 different martinis. Some of these variations push the limits but come during its famous happy hour that happens to take place all day on Sunday and Monday along with select hours every other day and these drinks are only $4.00.
A bit different that many of the other books in the 33 Books lineup, 33 Martinis can be used in two ways, recording the martinis that you sample and to then perfect your own recipe. Just enter the ingredients used in the ample space provided including the cocktails ratios and garnish and you’re then on your way to perfecting this concoction wherever life takes you.
As with other 33 Books, the flavor wheel returns to quickly enter the martini’s unique flavors. This sounds like a great gift idea for the cocktail lover in your life.
33 Martinis is made with 100% recycled papers sourced in the Pacific Northwest. The cover is printed with a metallic silver ink that incorporates a very small amount of real gin or vodka. No, we do not advise you eating the cover. The interior pages are 100% post-consumer recycled content and covers are 85% post-consumer recycled content and 15% recycled content. The booklets are printed using US-grown soy-based inks in sunny Portland, Oregon.
But prior to catching the #77 Bus to Bartini order a copy of the pocket sized tasting journal 33 Martins by ordering the book here. 33 Martinis can also be picked up at the 33 Books World Headquarters in the 33 Books Vending Machine located inside Cider Riot! at 807 NE Couch Street.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.