Yesterday the New York Times featured a recipe for a cleverly-named cocktail, which they call “The Market Crash”. As much as alcohol and its particular relation to the present economic situation the world-over is discussed on this Web site, I felt that this one must be added to the cavalcade of crash-cocktails we’ll no doubt continue to enjoy for the next several months (at least). That being said, do you have a recession-themed beverage that you would like to recommend to Culture of Spirits? If so, email it to us by clicking here.
And now, on to that recipe…
The Market Crash
2 ounces dry, filtered sake
1 ounce pomegranate juice
1/2 ounce vermouth bianco (or substitute sweet vermouth)
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
1 mint leaf
4 pomegranate seeds
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour all ingredients, save the pomegranate seeds and mint leaf, into the shaker. Stir rapidly until the outside metal begins to show frost, and strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass. Finally, add pomegranate seeds and mint as garnish.
Though in the recipe above it is mentioned that sweet vermouth may be substituted for vermouth bianco, for a bit of added character one might even try substituting Campari.