The oft discussed Martini is the subject of our first drink this month. Now we could sit here and discuss at length the true origins, the variances, the modern bastardization, and what is and isn’t a martini… but then we would be wasting precious time in which we could be drinking an enjoyable and easy to prepare Pineapple Vodka [Not A] Martini.
Pineapple Vodka [Not A] Martini
4 oz Pineapple Infused Vodka
Pineapple wedge, garnish
– add pineapple infused vodka to a shaker full of ice
– shake vigorously (*until ice appears on the outside of your shaker*)
– double strain into a chilled coupé glass
– garnish with pineapple wedge and or cherry
The real trick to this drink has everything to do with the vodka you choose to infuse. While infusions can hide a good part of the flaws within a spirit, they are sometimes simply a band-aid on a bigger problem. This is one of those times when it shows. While you don’t have to spring for top shelf prices, the bottom of the barrel will just not cut it in this case. My personal choices for quality at a good price are Tito’s and Russian Standard. One last trick to this drink: Keep the bottle in the freezer if you plan to consume it in this fashion. While it’s not necessary to keep this infusion in a freezer for its preservation, it makes it easier to simply pull and pour yourself a martini when the liquid is already frozen. YOUR WELCOME!
*runs off to copyright “Pull & Pour” Martinis*