amethyst martini (thing)
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Those of you who know me well, know that although I respect the sweet liquors, I reserve disdain for [girl drink drunk|those who] drink them exclusively. [the antecedent of this pronoun is not the one you think|It] is a personality defect, [candy is dandy|I think]. However, in early March of this [2003|year], a succession of drizzly days brooded upon me. One morning I took my coffee on the porch, and my eye alit upon the [hedgerow|thorny brambles] that cover the garden wall. [Nothing is such a promise of summer as blackberries.] And I realized that Chambord was that promise distilled.
I sought an elixir to capture that moment of simultaneous patience and expectation that one exists within those days before the [sakura] bloom, overcast days of early Spring.
The [Chambord] tints this drink a shade between pink and lavender, adding a scent of blackberry sweetness that blends with the aromatics of the gin. The dry [vermouth] knits together the herbal notes in the Chambord with the dusky spices in the [love is like a bottle of gin|gin]. I caution against a heavy hand with the Chambord, overmuch and this drink becomes insipid. Rigorous testing indicates that this drink is best founded upon the juniper flavors in [Tanqueray].
[AudieMcCall] asks with trepidation I fear I may provoke your [gin makes a man mean|gin-drinker's ire] by asking, would this work with a nice vodka as well?
[Qeyser] suggests one pour the Chambord down the side of the glass so that it settles on the bottom.
A 1/4 oz is a 1/2 [tablespoon], a difficult to obtain measuring spoon.
possibly An Ouroboros original