Simply, a smoky martini is a vodka martini with scotch instead of vermouth.
This is the perfect Smoky Martini:
- Vox vodka – pH neutral
- Laphroiag Scotch – exactly 6 drops – no more, no less
- No damned garnish
Shaken well because I like my martinis cold. Laphroiag may be shaken with the Vox, or added afterwards. One bartender used to give me a sidecar and a straw so that I could add my own. He was a good man.