- January 1, 2014 at 12:10 am #335811mosParticipant
This is not what most of you expect, but since it is New Year’s Eve, why not start the evening with what I think is one of the most romantic drinks? (Or maybe I’ve just od’d on James Bond movies)
3 ounces dry gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
2-4 dashes orange bitters
2 strips of lemon peel
Place gin, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir for 20-30 seconds or until the outside of the glass or shaker is ice cold.
Strain into two small chilled cocktail glasses. Twist a piece of lemon peel over each drink and drop in.
Enjoy and Happy New Year!
- February 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm #451131
I have never seen bitters in a martini recipe. I think it will make a real difference. Brilliant!
- February 19, 2014 at 11:42 pm #451191mosParticipant
it works well (I used to tend bar in my college days at a place where they served more than shots and a beer — yeah, I’m dating myself) if it’s a martini with a twist. It’s not so good with olives! LOL! I got the job because the person that I was supposed to interview with was in a meeting. Soooo, having an excellent memory, I went to the nearest bookstore, looked up the current edition of Mr. Boston and memorized the top ‘cocktail’ recipes. It worked! I got the job and made great money! Funny note — the very first drink that I was requested to make was a Manhattan…I had no clue, but fortunately the bar had Mr. Boston and I sneaked a look as best as I could and made one…successfully! Back to the martini…since I went with the ‘traditional’ recipe…I was labeled as making the best martinis in town! LOL! That is, until I found out that bitters don’t go well with olives! LOL! If they didn’t specify, I made it with a twist!
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