Crystal Mountain Martini

Amanda Whitt, Dromedary Bar, Brooklyn, NY

“I wanted something as strong and crisp as the mountain air in the northwest Cascade Mountains.”

Lucid Absinthe Supérieure, as rinse

3 to 4 honeydew melon cubes (to fill mixing glass ¼ full)

2 oz (60 ml) Tanqueray No. TEN Gin

.5 oz (15 ml) La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Dry Vermouth

.25 oz (7.5 ml) Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur

.25 oz (7.5 ml) Lazzaroni Maraschino

2 salted honeydew melon cubes, as garnish

Rinse a rocks glass with the absinthe and add ice. Muddle the honeydew in a mixing glass until a little juice is expressed. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir over ice, and strain into the glass. Add the garnish.

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