Devil’s Torch is a martini originally from Europe dating back to the early 20th century. This was first recorded in the book All That – Drinks Ancient and Modern and the recipe itself is believed to be from the 1800s.
This drink can be viewed as a variation of the original vodka martini, where equal parts of the vodka and vermouth were used.
- 2 shots of Vodka
- 2 shots of French Vermouth
- Couple of dashes of Grenadine syrup
- Lemon Peel for garnish
- Add ice cubes into a martini shaker
- Add 2 shots of your favorite vodka into the shaker
- Add 2 shots of the vermouth into the shaker
- Add 2 to 3 dashes of the grenadine into the shaker
- Shake the contents of the shaker well
- Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish the drink with a lemon peel
Some recipes state sweet vermouth to be used instead of the dry vermouth. Adding sweet vermouth to the devil’s torch will make the drink much sweeter than this recipe.
Instead of using the sweet vermouth in order to make the drink sweeter, you can increase the proportion of the grenadine to make sweeter.
You can use any dry vermouth you have, and french vermouth is not a necessity.