Smoky Martini

When it comes to cocktails, fall is the time to smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Smoky Martini
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Mastered the martini?

Up the ante this fall, and whip up a grilled martini—’cus liquid smoke is the next best thing to a fire pit.

Prep time

5 min.

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz dry white vermouth
  • 2 drops liquid smoke
  • 1/2 inch-wide strip lemon zest

Combine the gin, vermouth, liquid smoke, and ice in a shaker, and stir vigorously.

Strain into a chilled martini glass. Hold the lemon zest shiny-side down a couple of inches above the martini. Squeeze to release the oils, then light a match and hold it under the zest to lightly char the peel. Drop the zest into the martini, and serve.