The Basil Martini using the recipe from The Gramercy Tavern in NYC. The recipe was printed in a book called Raising the Bar: Better Drinks, Better Entertaining a few years back, and I have to say that it sounds delicious. Even though I'm generally not a fan of vodka. But I'll make an exception for basil-infused Ketel One.
This is one of those "ya gotta plan it about three days before ya drink it" kinda recipes, dontcha know.
That 2-quart mason jar with a liter of vodka, a batch of fresh basil, some water and some dry vermouth is gonna sit in the fridge for the next few days and on Christmas Eve the resulting infused spirits should have a warm, greenish color.
A little Bloody Mary mix, some ice and a garnish of a sun dried tomato round out the delicious sounding cocktail. I mean, the description sounds pretty tasting, doesn't it?
OK, now picture Gia and I in front of a roaring fire drinking those cocktails.
That's a Merry Christmas right there in a glass. Green and red and Merry all over.
Ho ho ho!
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. So when I said to picture Gia and I in front of a roaring fire, did you picture us nekkid? Bunch o' perverts!