Courtesy of McLain Hedges, beverage director, Morin, Denver
A complex take on the classic Dirty Martini, the surprise ingredient here is an orange wine from Umbria, a mix of Grechetto, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. “The wine itself is beautifully aromatic, structured, briny and a bit funky,” says Hedges. It lends depth and aromatics to the finished cocktail. “Picture sitting on the Mediterranean, snacking on sardines and olives and knocking back a few of these as an afternoon retreat,” he says.
Published: March 22, 2019
Combine all ingredients except garnish in mixing glass filled with ice. Stir well, and strain into stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with pickles and pickled vegetables.