Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Imperial Cocktail

When it comes to Martini-like cocktails that involve gin, dry vermouth, and maraschino liqueur, the expression Imperial is often used. This may be because Luxardo maraschino has the ability to add a different texture and a kind of bitterness that's a very appreciated change from a dry Martini.

Here's Strange Monkey Gin shines with all its strangeness. You notice it popping through the wine and bitter sweetness with its own fruit bouquet that is not unlike a stick of Juicy Fruit gum.
  • 2 oz. gin (Strange Monkey used)
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth (Trader Joe's) used
  • 1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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