Smoked Martini

This is a martini that everyone will love.  It is still light and crisp from the Vodka, but has the smoky nose that brown liquor and barbecue lovers crave.

Makes 1 drink

2-unces favorite Vodka

1   enerous cup of ice

2.  unces smoky single-malt Scotch such as Laphroaig 10-year

     Mini Pickle [Cornichon},  for garnish

 

Special Equipment: 

Cocktail Shaker 

Martini Glass

Atomizer [small spray bottle]

Short Bamboo Skewer or Cocktail Pick

Fill the shaker with ice cubes. Add the Vodka and shake well.  Strain into a martini glass.  Spray the top of the glass twice with the atomizer of Scotch.  

Garnish with the cornichon. (Note: I chose a mini pickle (a.k.a. cornichon) to lend that tangy sharp, briny salty flavor and compliment the Vodka, the Scotch and the smoky world of barbecue.  If you aren’t a fan of pickles, a pickled onion would also work well.

Serve immediately.