Picard Martini

A Cocktail That Is Simply Out Of This World!

P1000501Picard Martini

Category: Cocktail

I originally was going to call this martini the Star Trek: Next Generation, however I decided on the shorter name because I learned this recipe from a friend named Patrick Stuart (not spelled exactly like the actor who played Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard, but certainly close enough for cocktail names).

Ingredients:

Mint (North Shore Living Herbs Mint, if possible), Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur (with VSOP Cognac), one large Lemon, Bitters, Sugar and Cayenne Pepper.

Recipe Directions:

Muddle 10 – 12 Mint Leaves in the bottom of a Martini Shaker
.  After muddling, pour in 3 – 3 1/2 ounces French Ginger Liqueur
.  Squeeze in the juice of 1/2 large Lemon
.  Add 7 – 10 drops of Bitters.

Put Ice in the Martini Shaker – Shake! Shake! Shake!

Strain into a martini glass that you have rimmed with a combination of Sugar and Cayenne Pepper (this really adds to the enjoyment of the martini, enhances the flavor and, if done correctly, will give your lips a tingling feeling you haven’t had since your first kiss in high school).
Garnish with North Shore Living Herbs Mint leaves.  Voilà – It’s now time to savor a Picard Martini.  Engage!!!

Warning: Do not operate heavy equipment or a Starship after drinking two Picard Martinis!

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