Burnt Martini
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Burnt Martini
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The Burnt Martini is a bold and smoky twist on the classic martini cocktail. This unique drink combines the traditional flavors of gin and vermouth with a touch of whiskey, ... more The Burnt Martini is a bold and smoky twist on the classic martini cocktail. This unique drink combines the traditional flavors of gin and vermouth with a touch of whiskey, creating a complex and rich flavor profile. The name "burnt" comes from the method of infusing the gin with a charred wooden stick, adding an extra layer of depth and smokiness to the cocktail. The gin provides a smooth and herbal base, while the vermouth adds a touch of sweetness and the whiskey brings a warm and smoky finish. This cocktail is perfect for those looking for a more robust and adventurous twist on the classic martini.
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36% | 3.24 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Burnt Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a mixing glass stir together gin, vermouth, and scotch over ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve
~ Do not shake the mixture in a shaker with ice, as this "bruises" the gin and dilutes the mixture. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Burnt Martini stirred and not shaken?

The Burnt Martini is stirred and not shaken to maintain a silky texture and prevent the drink from becoming too diluted. Stirring gently combines the gin, red vermouth, and whiskey, ensuring that the flavors meld smoothly without introducing too much air, which shaking would do. This technique is preferred for spirit-forward cocktails like the Burnt Martini to preserve their clarity and integrity.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

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

A Burnt Martini has an alcohol content of 36%, which is slightly higher than a classic martini's alcohol content. A traditional martini usually ranges between 30% to 32% alcohol by volume, depending on the exact proportions and types of gin and vermouth used. The introduction of whiskey in a Burnt Martini elevates its alcohol content, making it a stronger choice.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I use any type of whiskey for a Burnt Martini?

While you can technically use any type of whiskey for a Burnt Martini, the choice of whiskey can significantly influence the drink's flavor profile. A smoother, lighter whiskey, such as a blended Scotch, can complement the gin and vermouth without overpowering them. However, choosing a whiskey with a stronger, peatier profile can add a unique twist and depth to the cocktail. Personal preference and the desired final taste should guide your selection.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is a Burnt Martini suitable for any special occasions?

A Burnt Martini, with its sophisticated blend of gin, red vermouth, and whiskey, is particularly suited for formal gatherings and cocktail parties. Its strong, distinct flavors and the ritual involved in its preparation make it an intriguing choice for events where cocktails play a central role in the evening's enjoyment. However, its unique taste profile might not be for everyone, making it a memorable choice for special occasions rather than a universal crowd-pleaser.

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