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“I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in memphis, She tried to take me upstairs for a ride”

The Martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken called the Martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” and E. B. White called it “the elixir of quietude”.

If you order a martini, this is what you should get. Gin!  Otherwise order a Vodka Martini, which is really a faux martini. –  Manhattman


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MANHATTMAN is hosted by Norman Maslov, whose Agence Internationale, represents a small group of wonderful photographers. This blog showcases images from these artists along with scribes about music, films, food, gin martinis and hats. Pontifications from a native San Franciscan and his extended family and friends. So it goes.

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