Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer and Smoke: Smoky Martini

There are several versions of this out there—some have vermouth, some don’t. This here’s my usual Martini but with a little scotch and a lemon twist. Mark Kingwell in Classic Cocktails calls it a Dashiell Hammett. I haven’t run across that name for it before, but as a fan, I could easily see Nick Charles or even the Continental Op enjoying several of these.

Smoky Martini
  • 2 oz dry gin (Bluecoat)
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth (Dolin)
  • 1 tsp smoky scotch (Peat Monster)
Stir with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Lemon twist.

Like the last one, this has just a touch of smoke to accent the other flavors. For one in which the scotch is intense, see the Dorini.

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