Ginuary 29th: Smoky Martini.

Smoky Martini

  • 75ml gin (I used Tanqueray No. Ten)
  • 5-10ml (a splash) of scotch whisky

Add both ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Welcome to a very dry martini but with scotch instead of vermouth. I had other plans for today but got a bit sidetracked—plus, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this one ever since Jenn did it during Ginuary 2014. My brain gets stuck on certain things in weird ways.

Make sure you pick a wonderful gin (they’re all wonderful, aren’t they?) and a particularly smoky scotch. I used Glenfiddich 12, because that’s what I had in the house. I could have used this drink as a good excuse to buy a bottle of Laphroaig but I resisted. Good girl. My wallet is happy with me. (The drink would have been better with it, I’m sure of it.) STILL GOOD, THOUGH. Lots of gin with some more gin and a sneeze of scotch.

Plus, look at that twist. Still got it.