Cocktail of
the Year 2022

ROCKTAILS — 2-3 oz ABV
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Steel City Re’s Martini

Recipe credit: Bear Brandegee

HARDWARE
Jigger
Weighted Shaker Tins
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Mesh Double Strainer
GLASSWARE:
Coupe Glass (8.5 fl oz (350 ml))

SOFTWARE
0.33 oz (10 ml) Dolin Blanc Vermouth
3.0 oz (90 ml) Stateside Vodka
Ice, Rocks

GARNISH
Pickled Juanita Peppers x 2, harpooned

PROCESS AND CONTROLS
Glassware Prep: Chill glass, shaker and jigger in freezer or fill with ice and water. Dispose of ice before measuring or pouring drink.
Integration: Combine vodka and vermouth in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain rocktail into the coupe. Garnish.

REPUTATION PREMIUM STRATEGY
• Keep Vodka in the freezer.
• Measure precisely and move expeditiously lest anything warm up.
• Shake brutally so that the fine ice chips produce a fine sheen when the drink is strained into the coupe.
• If garnishing with olives, use Spanish Queen olives, harpooned
• Minimize the transfer of brine with the peppers or olives.
• Keep Vermouth refrigerated after opening.
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RISK MANAGEMENT
No Dolin Blanc Vermouth: Purchase. Vermouths are complex fortified wines and each brand has a unique flavor.
No Stateside Vodka: Use any premium Vodka or American dry Gin.
No Pickled Juanita Peppers: These peppers are mildly sweet. For different flavor profiles, consider lemon peel, jalapeño-stuffed olives, blue cheese-stuffed olives, or classic pimento-stuffed olives.

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