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April 7, 2010 (Day 67) — Opal Martini

Apparently the wind gods (Hail,Zephyrus!) read this blog and decided to up the ante with even more chilly winds from the north this evening.

So, I had planned on making another coffee-based cocktail this evening. Then I took the dog out on a run. So now I’m all hot and sweaty. So we’re going back to a clean, crisp spring cocktail!

Because we haven’t used anything from the ass-kicking cocktail book in a while, why not try another one today!

Tonight, we drink… The Opal.

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This recipe makes two relatively large — and powerful martinis.

6 oz gin

2 oz triple sec

4 oz orange juice

1/4 sugar

Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, mix thoroughly, then pour into two chilled martini glasses.

This one recipe filled up two martini glasses.

Just like the Church Lady Martini, the Opal Martini is rough, but in a delicious way. Once this gets warm though, look out. Midway through, Jenn and I had to put our drinks in the freezer to cool them off. Warm, this just burns. Not for the faint of heart, but good for those who like a martini with kick.


— Mark

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