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Well, it's time for me to expand my martini knowledge. In June on the Century, I'm planning on sampling some I've not tried before - my martini experience is woefully thin. Of course I've heard about the chocolate, lemon drop, cosmo, green apple... but what is your favorite of these or others?

 

Please help me in my exploration!

 

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Burbunny, The French Martini hands down. I don't have a clue to what it is but Lois and VC have been raving about it for a year and my husband bought a bottle of Chamboard so he can have them at home. icon_wink.gif

 

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Hi Ambericon_smile.gifyep, the French...and that is what I have to go back to when I sail the Horizon icon_biggrin.gif.

 

Quick story....I went out to dinner Friday night to a new restaurant...nice "eat in bar"...they had a full menu of "Martini's"...bartender made me a French....tasted almost as good as on the ship icon_wink.gif...the operative word..."almost" LOL

 

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icon_razz.gifBurbunny

When you are on the Century go to the MARTINI tasting it's worth the $5.00 it will inprove your day and your likeing for that bev.

 

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My favorite martini is the green apple with the cosmo a close second. I really didn't care too much for the French martini, it was too bitter for me.Others at my table loved it though.

 

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Lois - I thought it was the French one, but it was at the end of the martini tasting and I definitely could have it confused. By that time I wasn't really sure about anything! icon_biggrin.gif Maybe that's why everyone else at my dinner table that tried them liked them so much.

 

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Yeah - the French Martini is my wife's favorite. I think it has vodka, Chambourd, and pineapple juice. I should have had the color and taste of raspberries - certainly one of the sweeter martinis.

 

I liked every one I tried (about 10 or so) except the gin martini. Just couldn't get into the taste.

 

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My favorite was the Century Martini. Madelyne at the Martini bar on Zenith gave me a print out of the recipes.

 

The martinis are large with 4 oz of alcohol in them.

 

The Century:

3 oz. Absolute Vodka

1 oz. Blue Curacao

1 oz. fresh lemon juice.

 

fill shaker with ice and shake, pour through strainer and enjoy! icon_biggrin.gif

 

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On the X Connie I tried a few, but usually stuck with the apple. Went over Valentines Day and they had a great Valentini. But went to a local restaurant and had a cappacino "tini" and it was wonderful!! Had dbl cap. and godiva choc.

Great after dinner drink!

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Hi Amber, another vote for the french martini here. Debbi

 

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Oh my!!!! I just got off Infinity yesterday. They have expanded their Martini Menu, of course they also raised prices from $6.95 to $8.95. Nevertheless, my brand new favorite Martini in the entire world is the Watermelon Martini. Kettle One Vodka, watermelon liquer and a couple of small cubes of watermelon.

 

I only had one French Martini and one Century the entire cruise (those 2 use to be my favorites). The rest were Watermelon. I miss them and the ship already.

 

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My favorite is the Chocolate Cream Martini. They make two kinds, Chocolate and Chocolate Cream. It taste like a fudgecicle! icon_smile.gif

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With all these votes for French martinis I'll have to give it another try. Maybe I'll remember it better this time.

 

I hadn't heard of the Chocolate Cream martini, that sounds awfully good too!

 

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My personal all time fave is the Nutty Rose which I had invented for me aboard the Summit!!!! Yummy!!!

 

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Wow! I'd never heard of a French Martini, but it definitely will have to be on the list. Yum!

 

What a fantastic list, everyone. Thank you! I'm definitely hoping to make it to the martini tasting, but my time onboard is not entirely my own to schedule. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

 

If I'm looking for some tart or tangy rather than really sweet martinis - what others should I be looking for as well?

 

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I had a chocolate martini on the last RCI cruise. It looked very much like Bailey's in a martini glass, however I don't think Baileys was in it. I like the following

1. French martini

2. Chocolate martini

3. Cosmopolitan

 

Looking forward to trying a lot more on the Infinity in September.

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I really liked the "Bloodytini". Kind of the Bloody Mary of martinis.

 

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Oh I forgot about the Chocolate Martini's but I like those for an after dinner drink. Do any of you remember Brandy Ice? That use to be a very popular afterdinner drink years ago. Those were great too. icon_smile.gif

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Never had a Martini before but you can bet I will in two weeks! Can't decide what to start off with...the Watermelon sounds especially yummy and so does the French! Can you get these Martinis at all the bars on Century?

 

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If you like green apple martinis, you might like to try a recipe I created for my wife. She swears it's better than any she's ever had in a martini bar or restaurant and I have to admit she's tried about all of them.... sigh. It's one jigger of apple-infused vodka (she prefers Van Gogh, but any quality vodka will do just fine), one part of apple schnappes, and one part of Midori melon liqueur. The Midori makes the martini more mellow and has what my wife describes as the perfect sweet-sour combination. Personally, I prefer the classic gin martini with either a twist of lemon or olives stuffed with bleu cheese. When we were on the Summit this last Thanksgiving, the martini tasting was only $5.00, although the martini prices had risen to $7.95. They also had a 7" high stainless steel shaker which said "Celebrity X Cruises" on it. The cost for this was something like $7.00 if you also ordered a martini and $12.00 if you bought it without ordering a drink. I bought one to add to my martini glass and shaker collections.

 

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Last year on the century the sample deal was 5 dollars a person. If it went up to 10.00 I would still think it's a good deal {thats because I get to drink the ones my wife doesnt like) icon_cool.gif

 

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Hi...yes, you can get the martinis at any of the bars. But, if you order one at one of the outside bars...(pool) it won't be served in a "Martini Glass". So I would stick to something that tastes good in plastic if you are outdoors. icon_wink.gif

Did that make sense? icon_eek.gif they don't use "GLASS" at the pool.

 

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I like the fruity type of martini's once in a while but are too sweet for me to go the long haulicon_smile.gif

 

My favorite:

Chopin or Grey Goose vodka, shaken, very very very cold (till your hand freezes to the shaker) straight up with 3 olives served in a big martini glass which has been pre chilled. The perfect way to start an evening - 2 of these and you are good to go! The beauty of this is you can switch to wine (red or white) or champagne or anything else and not get sick (or a hangover the next day) icon_smile.gif

 

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Thanks Lois...that makes perfect sense. I can taste them now...soon...very soon!

 

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IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE!!!!

 

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My favs are:

Limon'

Delight

French

Century

 

After Dinner

Chocolate Cream (Be careful, if you are getting a drink that looks like it has cream in it you are drinking a chocolate cream which is not on the printed menu but is made at all X Martini Bars. Madelyn told me people weren't crazy about the Chocolate Kiss that's on the menu so they came up with the Cream)

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My favorite martini is the blue cheese stuffed olive with Grey Goose Vodka. Our bartender on the Mercury a few years ago turned us on to this. Pat

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TaznBugs:

IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE!!!!

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Yup, right here. icon_biggrin.gif

 

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Can't wait to try all of those! I had an apple martini on the Legend last year and it was terrible. Those are usually my favorite, it really depends on who makes it. Chickie & Pete's in Philly makes awesome ones! Just wish I knew what exactly was in them so I can make it myself.

 

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There are so many variations that it's hard to tell. For example the appletini they make around here has carmel drizzled in the glass prior to making. The apple martini on the X ships is more of a strong drink that I personally did not care for. But there are still LOTS of great ones to try on the ship! That's why I loved the tasting! There were two on the 4/11 Zenith, $5 each and they had different drinks at each. On the 3/1 Horizon (same number of nights) they only did one and it was $10. Go figure!

 

BTW, did anyone notice that some things were cheaper on the Zenith? Having just come off the Horizon 30 days prior, I was aware that several things on the Zenith were a few dollars cheaper than they were on the Horizon, Wonder why? And is this true on other X ships?

 

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Just off the Connie and Sudi is the best! I vote for the French Martini and the Chocolate Kiss. The tasting was $5.00 last week for 5 small tastes, a great deal.

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Love the VAnilla Martini with Coke (they also make it with a splash of sprite if you prefer) but also love the Cosmo and French...Hubby is a Martini Limon fan!! Can't wait they taste the BEst in the Martini Bar!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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Did you ever notice that the 'best martini bartender' is always the one we just had? Could it be something about when we see them they are always bringing us those yummy drinks? LOL! I'll bet those bartenders make the best extra tips of all the bartenders on board. I know I always give them an extra $20. And try to bring them home with me!

 

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