Are martinis “over?”

No more Sex and the City – No more need for martinis in Hoboken

I found this free “street garbage” display quite funny – with a possible back-story to it.

My guess is that whomever threw these martini glasses out, was likely one of the victimized women that adored the Sex and the City series on HBO years ago. You know the type, right? The person who became indoctrinated into thinking that “This is how women live! This is how we get lucky and meet Mr. Big!”

Hence the big “martini happy hour” craze that hit our area in the late 90’s. I can’t think of more than a couple places that even mention martinis on their specials anymore. That’s all been replaced by the likes of Red Bull and Vodkas or Mojitos. Or, in this economy, $1 drafts of the worst beer imaginable.

Now since that horrible show is a forgotten memory, so are the dopey, pretentious drinks that always gave you a hangover. Good riddance, martinis!

Do you drink beverages out of special glasses to feel cool, too?

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5 Comments on "Are martinis “over?”"

john14
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john14

I think the bastardized versions of the martini are over, like Appletinis. A classic martini is timeless.

homeworld
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I’m a guy, so I never drank Martinis because of Sex and the City… And James Bond still drinks them.

I miss The Basement and their 76 types of Martinis.

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Cosmos are to martinis as SJP is to horse.

Mrfreddy is right. A real martini is a classic and timeless drink. Come to think of it it’s time for one right now.

mrfreddy
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mrfreddy

here, here, my good man, there’s nothing dopey and pretentious about a proper martini. Vodka (or gin if you insist), vermouth, shaken and served up with a twist.

Now, if you’re talking about Cosmos and such, sure.

Oldehickory
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Oldehickory

*standing ovation*[quote comment=”219150″]here, here, my good man, there’s nothing dopey and pretentious about a proper martini. Vodka (or gin if you insist), vermouth, shaken and served up with a twist.Now, if you’re talking about Cosmos and such, sure.[/quote]

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