The Martina a.k.a. Mezcal Dirty Martini

The Martina, a.k.a. Mezcal Dirty Martini / Photo by Tom Arena
Photo by Tom Arena

Courtesy Miles Crettien, head bartender, and Gabriel Weinstock, wine & spirits director, Lis Bar, Kingston, NY

For those who love a Gibson and have brined cocktail onions on hand, this adventurous riff on the dirty martini is ideal. The base of this drink mixes mezcal with a smaller measure of raicilla, another agave spirit, for added complexity.

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  • 1½ ounces mezcal
  • ½ ounce raicilla tabernas
  • ¼ ounce onion brine
  • 4 dashes celery bitters
  • Cocktail onion, for garnish

Stir all ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with cocktail onion.

Published on November 21, 2019