Saturday, July 18, 2015

Skinos Dry

Skinos is a Greek liqueur from one of the small islands. It is probably grape based, like grappa, but it is flavored with masthia. I think that this flavoring comes from the sap of a mashtia tree. It's not strong tasting like ouzo, but it has a definite spiciness that reminds me of incense, pumice, and pine.

Skinos dry is a vodka or gin Martini that uses Skinos as in place of vermouth.
  • 2 oz. vodka or gin
  • 1 oz. Skinos
  • lemon twist
Combine all ingredients except twist in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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