Friday, August 10, 2012
The Weekly Nightcap - The Tartini
this cocktail is an oldie but goodie in my book. i first sipped this heavenly concoction at woodberry kitchen years ago. i asked the bartender for the recipe and he happily obliged. i still have the coaster he wrote it on.
ever since then, it has been a summer favorite of mine. it's the perfect balance of sweet and tart and it just tastes so refreshing. you may even find me sipping this martini in the dead of winter when i am longing for summer, but it's best enjoyed on a warm summer evening while watching the sun set.
courtesy of woodberry kitchen
2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 oz simple syrup (i make mine with 1 part agave and 2 parts water)
2 oz vodka
4 oz raspberry vodka
additional lemon juice and raw sugar for rimming the glass, if desired
run the wedge of a lemon around the rim of 2 martini glasses. turn glasses upside down and press into a small plate of raw sugar, twirling the glass so that the sugar sticks to the rim.
in a cocktail shaker full of ice, add ingredients and shake well.
strain into 2 rimmed martini glasses, sit back, relax, sip, and enjoy!