A Twist on the Martini?
March 13, 2013 9:06 AM Subscribe
I am trying to come up with a clever twist on a gin martini to celebrate my dad, who has a big birthday coming up in a few weeks.
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My dad loves a gin martini. One version he loves specifically is Citadel gin and a tiny splash of dry vermouth, with a twist of lemon. He is also a fan of olives as a finish, but feels like that is less legit somehow.
My first thought was to substitute something interesting for the vermouth. My dad is pretty adventurous and appreciates bold flavors as well as a 100-year-old cognac (which will also be served). But the one idea I had to sub in for the vermouth, Lillet, is something he mentioned to me himself the other night and so it would not be a surprise. I'm trying to come up with something original rather than a commonly known cocktail.
Other possibly helpful information:
-We can get anything
-I will be bartending, I think, so simplicity is a virtue
-His family nickname is Pear and he likes a good pun, so if someone could work a pear flavor in there that could be cool, but maybe not tasty. Perhaps as a garnish?
What would be a good, original drink for someone who likes a gin martini, or what can we sub in for vermouth that would be tasty?