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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:00 PM
Ron n Jon Ron n Jon is offline
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We have dealt with this subject before, giving Oceania "The Golden Thimble Award" for the smallest shot glass in the industry. We just refused to go to their bars as the drinks were not only weak they were, distasteful because of it. Sweet Vermouth is never a suitable substitute for a Manhattan.

As a former distillery honcho I can tell you that ships in port purchase their alcohol for a little as three dollars a bottle because there are no duties and taxes when purchased as ship's stores. So there is no need to ruin a good drink by thinking for whatever reason, financial or otherwise, that a shorter pour is a better pour. Fortunately the miniatures in the stateroom bar set up are carried about and used to fortify the cocktails with some alcohol...
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