Monday, February 21, 2011

Lady Slipper Martini

Based on one the oldest cocktails, The Monkey Gland, this refreshing martini is extremely light and has a very delicate flavor. After trying a few renditions, I decided it needed something more and added the Botanical Vodka. Perfect match! The complex flavors of absinthe, flowers and herbs, orange juice, and juniper turn into a taste that's quite indescribable. This may be my new favorite drink!
  • Splash of Absinthe
  • 3 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Square One Botanical
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine
  • Fresh Mint or an Edible Flower
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Empty the glass and add a splash of absinthe. Coat the glass by swirling the absinthe and pour out the excess. Shake the other ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with fresh herbs or an edible flower. (In this case, I used a celery leaf as it was all I had on hand.)