Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shamrock Martini

In a moment of inspiration, I decided to try a combination of melon schnapps and honey. The taste becomes quite unique and ends up not tasting like either. In fact, it's almost "grassy" flavored. I like it! Although I'm tempted to add something to cut the sweetness a bit, I think I'll let this one be very simple and leave well enough alone.

Given the upcoming St. Patrick's Day and the lovely green color of the drink, this cocktail names itself. And given the flavor, it seems to taste very much like how you'd imagine a sweet clover shamrock to taste. :)
  • 3 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1 oz Barenjager Honey Liqueur
  • Green Sugar Crystals
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Wet the glass edge and rim it with the sugar crystals. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of sugar crystals over the top.