Saturday, May 5, 2012

Blue Velvet Martini

This is quickly becoming my new favorite recipe. It's like a blueberry/flowery/herbal combination that tastes like vanilla, grape, and lavender all at once. It's a bit sweet, so the Benedictine cuts that and blends into the drink to hardly be noticeable. Falernum is a Caribbean syrup that's sold locally as a rum based liqueur. It's aroma reminds me of the old root beer barrel candies, and like the Benedictine, adds a richness to the cocktail that really puts it over the top. (And provides the obvious moniker to a blue colored martini.) ;) In this case, I've used my homemade blueberry infused vodka, but Stolichnaya Blueberi or similar would work equally well.

Make one of these, press play on David Lynch's classic movie, and relax while sipping this smooth and distinctive libation.

  • 2 oz Blueberry Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Creme De Violette
  • 1 oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  • Egg White
  • Blueberries
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake the egg white until frothy before adding other liquid ingredients with ice. Shake until it sweats. Strain into the glass. Garnish with a skewer of blueberries.