Taking Easter Peeps to New Heights: Yellow Chickie Martini
Easter just isn’t complete without Peeps, those sugary, marshmallowy concoctions that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. (And they are super fun to microwave. Try it.) But the classic Peep, the little yellow chicken, inspired our Easter cocktail 2012: Yellow Chickie Martini. It’s a lively combination of Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, Capri Natura Limoncello, Dolin Dry Vermouth, created by our spirits director Tom Smith. The earthy potato vodka and savory, herbal vermouth playfully balance the sweetness of the limoncello. Serve it up or on the rocks.
2 oz. Karlsson’s Gold Vodka
2 oz. Capri Natura Limoncello
2 oz. Dolin Dry Vermouth
Peeps Yellow Marshmallow Chicks
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish by floating a Peep in the martini. Happy Easter!
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Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
One of my favorite things to drink, period. This red vermouth, based on Giuseppe Carpano’s original recipe from 1786, is a delightful melange of candied red cherry, bitter gentiene and quinine notes, and touches of orange peel and mint. Silky, spicey, herbal, bright are all adjectives that come to mind when sipping on a Carpano Antica. Enjoy as I do, simply over rocks, or as an addition to any traditional cocktail calling for sweet vermouth; makes a good Negroni great. Check it out here. -Charles Sasson
PS. In the mood for a Manhattan? The New York Times recommends Carpano Antica Formula in the latest Diner’s Journal.