Nasty Martini
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Nasty Martini
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The Nasty Martini is a bold and potent concoction that blends the anise-flavored complexity of absinthe with the citrus sweetness of orange liqueur and the neutral spirit of vodka, tempered ... more The Nasty Martini is a bold and potent concoction that blends the anise-flavored complexity of absinthe with the citrus sweetness of orange liqueur and the neutral spirit of vodka, tempered by a hint of red vermouth which adds a touch of aromatic herbal notes. It is traditionally served in a cocktail glass that has been coated with absinthe, amplifying its unique flavor profile. This cocktail offers a provocative twist on the classic martini; it is not for the faint of heart, catering to those with adventurous palates seeking an intense and multifaceted drinking experience.
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32.29% | 3.39 units *

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Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Method
How to make a Nasty Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Swill the inside of a chilled cocktail glass with absinthe so it is coated
Add a shot of Grand Marnier, half a shot of vermouth and a shot of Wyborowa vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into the absinthe-rinsed glass
Layer a shot of absinthe on top and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Layer  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the Nasty Martini be mixed to ensure its flavors are well combined?

The Nasty Martini should be shaken with ice in a cocktail shaker until well chilled. This helps to fully integrate the strong flavors of orange liqueur, absinthe, vodka, and red vermouth, ensuring a smooth blend. After shaking, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish complements the Nasty Martini?

Given the unique combination of ingredients in the Nasty Martini, an orange peel twist or a thin lemon peel spiral would complement its citrus and herbal flavors well. The garnish adds an aromatic element to the drink's presentation and introduces a fresh zestiness that balances the potent mix.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Nasty Martini compare to a classic martini?

The Nasty Martini has an alcohol content of 32.29%, which is relatively high but comparable to a classic martini that typically ranges from 30% to 40% alcohol by volume, depending on the ratios of gin (or vodka) and vermouth used. The inclusion of absinthe in the Nasty Martini contributes to its potency.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another spirit for the absinthe in the Nasty Martini if I find its flavor too strong?

Yes, if you find absinthe's flavor too overpowering, you can substitute it with Pastis for a slightly milder anise flavor, or a small amount of Pernod to retain the herbal complexity without overwhelming the cocktail. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preference.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the Nasty Martini suitable for any particular type of gathering or event?

The Nasty Martini, with its bold and complex flavors, is particularly suited for sophisticated, adult gatherings such as cocktail parties or dinner events where unique, strong cocktails are appreciated. Its distinct character makes it a conversation starter, ideal for occasions that call for something out of the ordinary.

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