‘A Book By It’s Cover’
2 oz vodka
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz sambuca
1/2 oz milk
shake it over ice (I don’t think that will ever differ..)
I have named this martini, A Book By It’s Cover. Because you can’t judge it. Although it looks like Buckley’s, the ever unpopular cough medicine, this martini is absolutely delightful. Now, I am a fan of liquorice to begin with, and that obviously doesn’t hurt, and perhaps those out there who hate the taste of liquorice won’t like this drink. But don’t judge it. At least try it once.
Strong (does it taste only like alcohol???) No. It tastes only like sambucca.. But some of the edge is taken away by the smoothness of the milk and the creme de cacao
Tastiness (does it take you back to your childhood when your Grampa would reward you with liquorice allsorts from his pocket?) I can’t recall my Grampa ever doing that, but I feel as though this is the exact feeling I would have had.
Difficulty (How much alcohol does this thing have in it?!?!) If I were planning to make more than one of these martinis, I would probably make a bulk batch to begin with. Math can be difficult once you begin drinking. Math has nothing to do with the making, but it would definitely be difficult to make any sort of martini after drinking a 4oz drink.
Overall (Can you rate it out of 10?) I could. But, because I have only met 5 people in my life who actually like the taste of liquorice, the stats would be distorted. It is definitely an acquired taste, like Buckley’s, the aforementioned cough syrup. Just because you dislike the taste, doesn’t mean it won’t make your oesophagus burn, your eyelids undesirably heavy and your friends look at you funny as it appears you’re drinking cough syrup out of a martini glass.