Archive for May, 2008

Segedin on the Martini

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The painter Leopold Segedin creates not only with the brush but also with the swizzle stick. An aficianado of the gin manhattan, he has taken the time to share with us the theory and practice of martinis. I was quite taken with this quote from Bunuel:

.…it was said that the making of a dry martini should resemble the Immaculate Conception, for, as St. Thomas Aquinas once noted, the generative power of the Holy Ghost pierced the Virgin’s hymen ‘like a ray of sunlight through a window – leaving it unbroken’.