Monday, April 2, 2018

Imperial Cocktail

Sometimes a standard Martini isn't enough in terms of liquor or flavor. That's when you need an Imperial Cocktail. The word "imperial" implies lots of things in the world of drinks. Often it denotes an especially alcoholic drink. This is true here. There's a good punch of gin and a whole ounce of dry vermouth. Imperial also means richly flavored or something extra has been added. That can be witnessed with the dashes of Angostura and maraschino liqueur.

For this cocktail I chose KO's Navy Strength gin at 114 proof. That was enough to set this Martini variation over the top.
  • 2 oz. gin (KO Battle Standard Navy Strength gin used)
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth (Dolin dry used)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 tsp. maraschino liqueur
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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