Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pretty Martini

Unusually, I have a bottle of Amaretto lying around, mostly to add a bit of spice to White Russians, but tonight I decided to make a Pretty Martini.

The recipe is simple:
The vodka cuts the sweetness of the Amaretto pretty well, but the flavors don't mix that well. The Amaretto hits pretty hard up front, and the vodka follows pretty distinctly afterwards. Overall, it was interesting, but definitely not on the hit parade. 

The hit parade will be the subject of a different post . . .

1 comment:

  1. I agree that the flavors just didn't blend nicely in the Pretty Martini - drinking it was a hit of cloying amaretto sweetness which only emphasized the sharp alcohol bite that chased it. Not horrible, but definitely not delicious.
    The color was fun though - it looked exactly like chilled urine (the one pictured here is a lot darker than ours were). Imagine the possibilities.