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More Martini Lore

June 2024
1min read

The recipe for the driest martini may belong to Jim Brosnan, former majorleague pitcher with the Cubs, Cardinals, Reds, and White Sox. His book, The Long Season , describes the following scene in St. Petersburg, Florida, in March 1959.

“‘Have you asked Hemus yet what he intends doing with you this year?’ my wife asked me.

“‘Yes. As a matter of fact, I talked with him today.’ I was stirring the gin gently with a vermouth soaked spoon.”

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