Martini – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Wherein Eggsy orders a Gin masquerading as a Martini. As Peggy Olson said,    “You need three ingredients for a cocktail. Mountain Dew and Vodka is an emergency”.

And consider a probable theory for the origin of the word cocktail,

“It was customary to dock the tails of horses that were not thoroughbred … They were called cocktailed horses, later simply cocktails. By extension, the word cocktail was applied to a vulgar, ill-bred person raised above his station, assuming the position of a gentleman but deficient in gentlemanly breeding

This idea is inverted by what Harry Hart/Galahad believes a gentleman to be,

Harry Hart: Nonsense. Being a gentleman has nothing to do with the circumstances of one’s birth. Being a gentleman is something one learns.

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin: Yeah, but how?

Harry Hart: Alright, first lesson. You should have asked me before you took your seat. Second lesson: How to make a proper Martini.

Though, it appears Harry Hart never got around to showing Eggsy how to make a proper Martini after all…


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