Don’t you love it when you re-discover an old favorite recipe? In thinking about this week’s cocktail, I was brainstorming bourbon drinks, and it popped into my head: Smoky Martini!
The hubby and I used to make these fairly often; in fact, I think it was second only to the Manhattan in our cocktail repertoire. However, for some unknown reason, we just stopped making them one day, and I hadn’t thought about it since.
I pulled out the bar book, and, as it turns out, what we had been making was a gross bastardization of a real smoky martini. We use vodka instead of gin, and bourbon instead of single malt scotch — *gasp*!
It’s still a darn good drink. One of these days I need to get s decent single malt to try it with… but I’m sticking to vodka until I cultivate a better appreciation of gin.
2 oz vodka
1/4 oz whiskey (single malt scotch if you want to actually do it right)
dash dry vermouth
Pour all ingredients into a shake filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Serve with a lemon twist.