A Recipe for Deception

Some of the best April Fool’s Day tricks take a bit of planning and setup.

And to give you plenty of time to scheme, we got top cocktail consultant and Liquor.com advisory board member Aisha Sharpe to create a couple devious recipes that deceive both the eye and the palate.

Not only does Sharpe fix delicious drinks, but she is also a master prankster. (For proof, check out her Apple Fool’s Martini, and the Not Manhattan she concocted with one of our other advisory board members, Dushan Zaric.)

This weekend, try mixing up her versions of a duo of ‘90s guilty pleasures for some unsuspecting friends. Sharpe’s “Dirty Martini” (pictured above) calls for neither vermouth nor olive brine, but instead Hendrick’s Gin, white grape juice and a touch of white balsamic vinegar and simple syrup. It is, of course, garnished with an olive.

And she has reimagined the sweet-sour-and-pink “Fruity Martini” popular back then to include smoky Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the açai liqueur Cedilla and bitter Aperol.

But the real trick may actually be on you, when your guests ask for a second round. Cheers!

“Dirty Martini”

Contributed by Aisha Sharpe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 oz Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1.5 oz White grape juice
  • .25 oz White balsamic vinegar
  • .25 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Glass: Martini
  • Garnish: Olive

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an olive.

“Fruity Martini”

Contributed by Aisha Sharpe

INGREDIENTS:

PREPARATION:
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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