Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dead Presidents Martini

This drink has been in the works for a while, as I tried pairing Midori with other flavors to cut its sweetness. Citrus does that effectively and changes the melon flavor altogether. Almost minty, the result tastes vaguely like what brand new American paper money smells like. And so the "money" martini is born. I'll thank Molly once again for coming up with the clever name.
  • 2 oz Pear Vodka
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • Lemon 
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Shake the liquid ingredients with ice until it sweats. Strain into the glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and two "coins" punched from the rind.