A Telecaster's not an Esquire. A Melody Maker's not a Les Paul Jr. A Marauder ain't a Crown Vic. A Blue Moon is no Martini… well, almost.
Take away the dash to a quarter ounce of Creme Yvette and we're left with gin (a must!), dry vermouth, and orange bitters. That's a Martini! It's at least one canonical Martini anyway.
This month's Mixology Monday theme is that which is almost, but not quite, a Martini. Perhaps there are dashes (or more) of a liqueur (or two) added to the basic structure. Perhaps a Fino Sherry (or other fortified/aromatized wine) is standing in for vermouth. Maybe there's Oxygene instead of bitters? Gin, certainly!
Use your imagination! Use your library! Make a Martini, that's wearing a hat!
So how do you participate?
- Discover or invent a recipe that is almost, but more than, a Martini. There must be gin!
- Alert me of your submission in the comments on this blog-post or tweet me @dagreb (with the hashtag #MxMo please).
- The deadline will be Monday February 16th… ish. That Monday is a holiday here in Ontario so it's conceivable I'll be "not checking my blog."