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balsamic martini
What the fuck is in a balsamic martini, and how could it possibly be good?

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chrome_storm From: chrome_storm Date: June 3rd, 2007 09:04 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Standard martini with a kick of Balsamic Vinegar?

Fuck knows!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 3rd, 2007 09:07 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I fear it is so much worse. Maybe vodka, V8, and balsamic vinegar. That's my theory.
dasubergeek From: dasubergeek Date: June 3rd, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
You're not far off... there's a place in Bend, Oregon that serves vodka shaken with raspberry or strawberry puree and balsamic.

Now, I like balsamic in a lot of applications that many Americans would find odd (apples dripped with balsamic and cracked black pepper, strawberry pie with balsamic drizzle, etc.) and absolutely hate the one application that's spread like cancer through this country (balsamic vinaigrette).

I, though, as a True Food Snob, only have balsamico tradizionale, which is the "real" balsamic of Modena and costs a retarded amount -- I want to say my 200 mL bottle cost me $120. It's as thick as molasses and I can't fathom the idea of using a tablespoon full of it for ANYTHING -- it's so flavourful that ten drops is plenty on an apple.

(Note: If you see "balsamic reduction" on a menu, steer clear -- it's the fake stuff, white or red wine vinegar with caramel colour and lots of sugar added, being reduced to try and emulate the consistency of real balsamic. If you were wealthy enough and foolish enough to try to reduce real balsamic, it would burn in an instant.)
chrome_storm From: chrome_storm Date: June 3rd, 2007 09:11 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Oh shit! Someone call the taste brigade!
chrome_storm From: chrome_storm Date: June 3rd, 2007 09:11 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah, that was meant to be a reply, my bad.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: June 3rd, 2007 09:31 am (UTC) (Hard link)
I would love a position on that team.

Riding through Ground Hero now!
idunn From: idunn Date: June 3rd, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Sounds like the health-minded leafeater's drink of choice. I ain't gonna test it out.
towelboy From: towelboy Date: June 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I don't know, but as long as it's not flaming I'll drink one with you.
metallian From: metallian Date: June 4th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh... (0.0)
lizzyfur From: lizzyfur Date: June 4th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
it sounds like it would make salads a lot better =P
runstaverun From: runstaverun Date: June 4th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
you are now the number 2 google result for

balsamic martini

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