Thursday, November 20, 2008

The "Subtle Pumpkin Martini"

Two fellow martini drinkers taught me to appreciate a classic Bombay Gin martini -- the gin had to come straight from the freezer. Oh so dry. Two olives and an onion..... So when it came to creating pumpkin martinis, I needed something that would appeal to me as I'm just not into sweet drinks.

After much experimentation, here it is. This is good, if I do say so myself. And I think it will appeal to any classic martini drinker.

The proportions are really important in this drink. You can scale it up, but keep the proportions the same. The balance is what makes it work.

Scott's Subtle Pumpkin Martini
1 oz. Bombay Gin
1 tsp Scott's Pumpkin Liqueur
And the super secret ingredient:
1/8th tsp Laphroaig Scotch

You could also use Lagavulin Scotch, but you might want just a wee bit more. It is the smokiness we're after here, so you need one of the heavier smokey, peaty Islay malts.

So good.....

One variation I'm going to try is the same basic recipe but instead of gin, I'm going to try the vodka from Dry Fly Distillery. I'm not a normally a vodka fan, but Dry Fly's is really good and I think it will work great in this drink.

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