Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baked Potato Martini

I'm hardly the first to create a potato martini, (usually just potato vodka and a garlic stuffed olive), but I have taken the basic and brought it up a level. After tasting just iced potato vodka with a splash of vermouth, I played a bit with other additions to bring out the potato flavor and create a smoother vodka martini. The bit of salt helps here as does the nice smoky thick flavor of the Bakon vodka. Here's the result.

It actually tastes very much like a baked potato sans the sour cream and cheese. ;) Maybe all it needs is a few bacon bits and a couple of chives. Next time...
  • 4 oz Potato Vodka (Luksusowa in this case)
  • 1/2 oz Bakon Vodka
  • 1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 of a Garlic Clove, Crushed
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Blue Cheese stuffed Olive
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Add the vermouth to the glass, swirl, and toss out. Shake the vodkas, garlic, and salt with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with the olive skewered in the drink.