Thursday, December 17, 2015

Coopers Town

Merry Christmas! I realize that this is an unusual cocktail to offer on Christmas as it isn't stuffed with peppermint or scotch or something. I actually chose it for the color scheme: red Carpano and green Dubonnet. It's pretty much a richer version of a Perfect Martini, and that makes it pretty good for any occasion. The mint sprig, key to differentiating it as Coopers Town (some guy in in that place probably had a little mint and threw it on a Martini and declared it the town drink) is just a nice touch, and actually lends to the fragrance. This cocktail is more interesting with tastier vermouths, or, like I did, Dubonnet blanc.
  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth (Dubonnet blanc used)
  • mint sprig
Combine all ingredients except mint in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the mint sprig.

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