Friday, October 12, 2007

Drink of the Week: $12 Martini

On a whim, I bought a copy of Food and Wine Cocktails 2007. I do recommend it, it's a great little book with lots of great cocktail ideas.

This is one we tried tonight: it's called the $12 Martini. It was absolutely delicious and the perfect way to start my Friday night.

According to the book, this drink was created at Saucebox in Portland, Oregon and is named to make fun of the high-dollar cocktail craze.

The $12 Martini
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 Scotch (the recipe calls for an Islay, be we used Johnny Walker Black)
  • 1/2 ounce Pernod
Over ice in a mixing glass, mix together the gin, vermouth and Scotch. Rinse a chilled martini glass with the Pernod (swirl the Pernod around the glass and toss it out). Strain the contents of the mixing glass into the martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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