Trash Tini

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Skip the Dirty Martini. Instead, try this Trash Tini. Don’t worry, there’s no actual trash involved, just charred onion scraps which infuse the dry vermouth with a robust, smoky, oniony edge. Created by Christine Wiseman, the bar director at the Los Angeles outpost of Broken Shaker, it’s a genius (and delicious) approach to waste prevention in restaurants or at home. With a split base of gin and vodka, Luxardo’s Bitter Bianco, sherry vinegar and Bittermens celery shrub in the mix, this brilliant take on a Martini smells like barbecued brisket with the underlying sweetness (and richness) of French onion soup.

Trash Tini

FLAVOR PROFILE
Savory, Dry
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
intermediate

INGREDIENTS

  • 0.75 oz London Dry Gin
  • 0.75 oz Vodka
  • 0.75 oz Luxardo Bitter Bianco
  • 0.75 oz Onion-infused Noilly Prat
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Celery Shrub
  • 2 dashes sherry vinegar
  • Cocktail onion and olive, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all the ingredients—sans garnish—to a mixing glass. Add cubed ice and stir.

Step two

Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.

Step three

Garnish with a cocktail onion and an olive on a pick.

Contributed by Christine Wiseman