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
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.