Smoky MartiniSteven Raichlen
This martini is fortified with liquid smoke, which makes it perfect for a barbecue.
- Yield: 1 serving (multiply as needed)
- Equipment: Martini Glass
- 2 ounces eally good gin (like Hendrick’s)
- 1 ounce dry white vermouth (like Noilly Prat)
- 2 drops liquid smoke
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2-inch wide strip of lemon zest (remove it from the lemon with a vegetable peeler)
Step 1: Get 1 martini glass, chilled in the freezer or with ice.
Step 2: Combine the gin, vermouth, liquid smoke, and ice in a shaker glass and stir vigorously. Strain into the martini glass.
Step 3: Hold the lemon zest shiny side down about 2 inches above the martini. Squeeze the zest to release the oils, then light a match and hold it under the zest, which will flambe when they hit the match flame. Drop the zest into the martini and serve at once.