Tuesday, February 10, 2009

a little shaken


There are not many things I would give up. So when I decided to give up drinking Martins it was somewhat a shock to my system and my friends. Now, I now what you are all saying (yes I'm psychic) 'Why give up drinking martinis Philip, you love them so much?
Well, I will tell you the answer...Well, actually, there isn't an answer (what a let down) The reason is, I just wanted to test my willpower, I just wanted to see if I could do it. It was only for one month 2 days and 35 seconds... Winston Churchill chose to forgo vermouth completely, saying that the perfect martini involved pouring a glass full of cold gin and looking at a bottle of vermouth. General Patton suggested pointing the gin bottle in the general direction of Italy. Alfred Hitchcock's recipe called for five parts gin and "a quick glance at a bottle of vermouth." See I'm in good company. I have to admit that my martini is really called a 'vodka martini' I will only drink gin if the vodka has run dry (and that might be just impossible) Tonight Im going to make myself a fantastic you know what..Vodka from the freezer, a splash of vermouth (in my case a spray) and as many olives that I can humanly stuff in the glass...AHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh heaven.
Next month Im going to give up eating chocolate and cookies. Willpower you say? No! I have to stop my little plump belly that seems to be growing.
I took this photo illustration (above) for the Miami Herald food section. It was about the most expensive martini in Miami. It was $100.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You plump??? Impossible! I will never give up my Bordeaux...since I have only been able to locate one place that sells any...I must take care...so it is a rationing for me...perhaps you need to select an extremely rare brand of Vodka...hmmm...yes...always chilled...never mind the shaken or stirred...

PHILIP BROOKER said...

o.k. maybe plump was the wrong word...But alas, its getting a little round.I dont want to be one of those men who have a pot belly.....

Anonymous said...

"never mind the bellies..."

PHILIP BROOKER said...

thats easy for you to say, its not your belly

Desonta said...

You can always run a few miles before you enjoy your martini.

PHILIP BROOKER said...

I do already...but it doesn't seem to help......boo hoo

Anonymous said...

neat "experiment", although you have always been one to lead in the 'willpower' department. my biggest 'accomplishment', which is nowhere near what you set out to do, is to switch from imported beer to domestic. *i feel so cheap and dirty!* ~N*

PHILIP BROOKER said...

cheap and dirty sounds good to me...very good