Black-Tie Martini

Over the years, martini has become one of the most well-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken once called martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet,” and E. B. White called it “the elixir of quietude.” It is also the drink of the one-time “three-martini lunch” of business executives.
A little bit different – Black-Tie Martini recipe:

MAKES 3 DRINKS
  • ACTIVE TIME: 5 MIN
  • START TO FINISH: 20 MIN
  • 9 oz (1 cup plus 2 Tbsp) gin or vodka
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • GARNISH:

    lemon twist
  • Combine gin and peppercorns, then let stand 15 minutes.
  • Stir together 1/2 tsp finely ground pepper and 1/2 tsp salt on a plate. Wet rim of 1 Martini glass with your fingertip and dip in salt mixture, rotating glass to coat rim. Repeat with 2 more glasses.
  • Strain gin through a fine-mesh sieve into a 16-oz cocktail shaker three-fourths full of ice. Add vermouth and bitters and stir 15 seconds. Strain into Martini glasses.
COOKS’ NOTE: Web-exclusive recipe using the leftover Angostura bitters.
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