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libations Finicky about your aperitif? Then raise a glass to the new ‘artisan cocktail’ By Robert Moyes Photo by vince klassen

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Lots of people are fussy about their martinis, but Solomon Siegel is a fanatic. The co-owner and chief bartender at Solomon’s, a bar and bistro located near Chinatown on Herald Street, says he never really enjoyed what’s typically referred to as a “traditional” martini. “It was only after doing lots of research that I came upon something I loved, . . . the original dry martini, which dates from around 1910,” explains Siegel. His version demands top-quality gin, a big splash of fresh vermouth, orange bitters, a lemon twist and ice made from purified water. It is so soft and nuanced, it’s almost unrecognizable from its severe counterpart. Known as the Pre-Prohibition Martini, it’s one of 50 custom cocktails on Solomon’s menu of

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Boulevard Magazine - January/February 2010 Issue  

BOULEVARD MAGAZINE is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Victoria by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Fo...

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BOULEVARD MAGAZINE is designed to capture the personality, culture and vitality that is Victoria by focusing on the Arts, People, Trends, Fo...

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