Make a Vodka Martini, hold the vermouth and, instead, use ouzo – then you have a Zorbatini. Essentially, this is an anise-flavored Martini that is both subtle in flavor and potent. The amount of ouzo (a Greek anisette liqueur) you choose to you is a personal preference but this 1/4 oz is perfect for a gentle introduction or for those who love the boldness. The Zorbatini makes a great aperitif or a nice, relaxing sipper with friends and a few munchies.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz ouzo
- greek olive for garnish
- Pour the vodka and ouzo into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a Greek olive.