New Recipe: Tom's Perfect Martini
This is one of my favorite cocktails that I’ve created. Which is ironic, because it was kind of an accident. I threw it together on a whim thinking it would be a tasty Martini riff. But because it was so simple I assumed the recipe already existed in an old cocktail book somewhere. That turned out not to be the case. But while some drinks are very similar (it’s basically a Martinez with a little dry vermouth) there’s nothing out there quite like it. So I did what any humble bartender would do. I claimed the drink as my own, and named it after myself. To be clear, I’m not saying this is the perfect Martini, just a perfect Martini (as in, a split of sweet and dry vermouth) created by me. That said, I do think it’s pretty damn perfect.