Grilled Cheese Martinis

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  1. zebbart says:

    Sounds like a tasty cocktail, but what does it have to do with a martini? That’s a pet peve for me – it’s questionable whether anything without gin can be called a martini, but certainly nothing without vermouth can.

    • cstatman says:

      I agree, as a purist,  vermouth should be splashed in a chilled glass, then removed,  and chilled gin poured in.  the only other ingredient may be olives or a lemon twist.   The gin should be Sapphire or Hendricks.     anything else?  is not a martini,  it is a foofy drink.    I love me some martinis,  and I love some grilled cheese sammich.  I would EAT a grilled cheese sammich, while drinking a martini.   but?     purist….   :(   I miss out on all the possibilities of appletinis, chocolatinis, etc,   because I do not drink foofy drinks.

    • lightning says:

      I thought that a “-tini” drink was anything served in a martini glass.  This thing doesn’t even meet that definition.

    • Guest says:

      Yep. Just because it’s in a martini glass, doesn’t mean it’s a martini. Martinis are made with GIN. However… I prefer mine with vodka, extra dirty… and only two, or I lose my shoes. Every time. lol :P

      This sounds utterly vile.

  2. Nawel says:

    A grilled cheese sandwich infused vodka? Well, I’ve had garlic infused vodka (and jalapeño infused tequila) at the Garlic & Shots, in London… so why not try this?

  3. Teirhan says:

    This is probably just the inability to eat wheat talking but that really doesn’t sound appetizing to me at all.

    • dnebdal says:

      Well, they might be able to make it on bread from some other kind of grains, and there’s a lot of potato vodka around … I don’t blame you for your skepticism, but I doubt the wheat part is the biggest issue here. x)

    • kringlebertfistyebuns says:

      I can eat wheat, and love me a good grilled cheese, and I’m of one mind with you on this.  Sounds disgusting.  I am of the opinion that all these “-tini” drinks are made for people who don’t really like to drink alcohol at all.

  4. ab167 says:

    This sounds absolutely vile, but Beecher’s mac and cheese is the best thing in the world, so I would try it out of loyalty.

  5. irksome says:

    Usually when people ask me why I don’t drink, I tell them that I’m allergic; that I break out in handcuffs and track marks.

    Now I have another reason.

    Thanks again, Boing Boings!

  6. I like the idea that people try different combinations in order to beguile our palettes, but I think we should really draw the line after adding fruit and veg.  Olives, lemon twists and the like, possibly salt.  But cheese?  Nah.  It’s up there with Steak au chocolat. 

    Good call on Garlic & Shots in London.  Truly hardcore.

  7. zebbart says:

    I’ll drink a foofy drink, but I will not call it a -tini, and certainly not a martini. It’s a cocktail, and that’s fine.

  8. Nagurski says:

    Another diabolical niche in ‘Cory’s House of Horrors.’

  9. Jacasimov says:

    I have been known to have a glass of vodka and a drip of vermouth in a martini glass with an olive or two. For lack of a better term I call it a martini. Still, I prefer gin usually.

  10. That looks like a nice grilled cheese cocktail, but it may not be the original: Shawn Soole, the current bartender at one of the finer cocktail lounge’s in my fair home city of Victoria BC, is credited with making the first Grilled Cheese martini – http://www.clivesclassiclounge.com/GCMartini.pdf

  11. politician says:

    Infused vodka- even a soused sandwich- OK, worth a shot; but I’ll chime in as well: please- leave the label “martini” out of it. 

  12. Paool says:

    umm…yes waiter….can i just have a beer?

  13. Blaze Curry says:

    I wonder if there’s any calcium in it?

  14. Anselm says:

    Well, if we want to get pedantic about it, we should remember that vodka, by definition, is the purest alcohol that can be distilled- just alcohol and water. Gin, on the other hand, is a pure alcohol infused with stuff, traditionally herbs, and most notably juniper berries. Thus, a vodka infused with a grilled cheese sandwich is, technically, a grilled-cheese gin. A drink made out of it, and poured into a martini glass, would be a -tini drink (going by lightning’s definition above), although it still wouldn’t be a martini without vermouth.

    • davidsfp says:

      Close.  However, the botanicals in gin are infused during the distillation process.  There are some exceptions but those are the “compound gins” used in dive bar well drinks.

      Gin is not made by dumping flavoring agents in a finished product such as vodka.

    • zebbart says:

      Wikipedia – “The name gin is derived from either the French genièvre or the Dutch jenever, which both mean “juniper”.[3] The 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica states that the word gin is an abbreviation of “Geneva”, both words being derived from the French genièvre (juniper).[4]”
      I don’t think grilled cheese infused vodka is a gin in any sense, technical or colloquial.

  15. penguinchris says:

    I’m going to have to assume that this is better than it sounds. Because how this concept would seem even palatable to anybody is beyond me. It makes me want to gag!

    I mean, I would not necessarily be opposed to a hearty grilled cheese drink/soup… like some thin cheese sauce with toasted bread bits in it, served in a martini glass. That actually sounds really good to me. But combining cheese with vodka sounds awful.

  16. davidsfp says:

    Just ’cause its in a Martini glass, don’t make it a Martini.

    No Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth?
    No Martini.

  17. nosehat says:

    This sounds utterly disgusting.

    However, the sheer surrealism of this:

    We’re talking about vodka that has literally been infused with a grilled cheese sandwich

    made my day!  Thanks!

  18. cqwww says:

    I liked this idea better when Clive’s did this. http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/now-drinking-the-grilled-cheese-and-tomato-soup-martini/

  19. Kristin Reed says:

    It’s 12:17 pm and I AM READY FOR MY LIQUID LUNCH NOW! Thank you. I am a raging cheese addict. This could trigger a serious run.

  20. Halloween Jack says:

    I think I’d rather just have a grilled cheese sandwich with a Bloody Mary.

  21. Charles H. says:

    I quibble with this being a grilled cheese martini. Beside no vermouth in the martini, there’s also the sandwich part to take issue with.

    The garnish is made of prosciutto, and prosciutto is a type of ham. Once you add ham to a grilled cheese sandwich it’s no longer a grilled cheese sandwich; it’s instead a croque-monsieur.

  22. travtastic says:

    And since I don’t like to waste anything, I could have a Vomit Cocktail afterwards!

  23. lknope says:

    I’m surprised so many people are down on this idea.  I would totally try it.  I bet it is better than a buttered popcorn flavored jelly belly.

    • blueelm says:

      Just wait… some one will invent a buttered popcorn flavored jelly belly cocktail. Or maybe just soak vodka in that really nasty microwave popcorn and throw some marshmallow fluff in it.

      Mmmmmm…. vomit.

  24. Ari B. says:

    If I didn’t keep kosher, I’d totally give that a try…

  25. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I would just like to say, from experience, never add a raw oyster to a sugary cocktail.

  26. Keith Anselm says:

    I want one now. This sounds very appealing.

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