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Texas Martini

By Bob on March 21, 2013 4:45 AM

Making the perfect martini is a matter of personal taste. Through years of experimentation, I've mixed some that were too weak, too strong and some icepick-through-the brain concoctions tasting like paint thinner. Age and years of experimentation have finally led me to the perfect martini made with the perfect vodka: American Harvest.

Texas Martini - 500.jpgI know what you're thinking internets, but you're wrong.

You DON'T have to go outside the good ol' US of A to get great vodka. All you have to do is make like Lewis & Clark and head north to Idaho.

There you'll find American Harvest in the small town of Rigby (pop. 3,945).

In that tiny hamlet on a family-owned farm, American Harvest uses water from the aquifers beneath the Snake River plain to handcraft small batches of vodka from organic winter wheat. The result is an unbelievably smooth and silky spirit with a crisp, clean taste.

When I shake up a batch of Texas Martinis using American Harvest, they come out softer than an angel's whisper with a fiery kick (thank you Mr. Jalapeno for your spicy goodness). This drink will take your breath away - and I mean that as a supreme compliment.

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Texas Martini

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 ounces Extra Dry Vermouth

4 ounces American Harvest VodkaTexas Martini - Recipe Photo - 300.jpg

2 Jalapeno Stuffed Olives

Preparation

Fill a martini shaker with cracked ice. Pour in vermouth and American Harvest Vodka. Put the cap back on the martini shaker and gently shake to the music of Ernest Tubb's, Waltz Across Texas, or Junior Brown's, My Wife Thinks You're Dead.

After one chorus, remove cap from martini shaker and pour martinis into two chilled martini glasses. Place wooden toothpicks through the jalapeno stuffed olives and drop one in each drink. Enjoy responsibly.

Yield

Two perfect Texas Martinis.

 

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