The Brooklyn Stoop at Cave Creek Coffee Company
|Hannah E Williams|
Cave Creek Coffee Company serves up lattes by day and wine, beer, and martinis by night. The split café/wine bar hosts $5 Martini Tuesdays, so we trekked up to Cave Creek to check it out: The Brooklyn Stoop convinced us this small town bar can run with the city joints in martini-making.
Crisp and clean, taking a sip of the Brooklyn Stoop tastes just like biting into a Red Delicious, add a little candied ginger glaze, and you have this drink in food form.
(Recipe after the jump.)
1-½ oz. Absolut Brooklyn (Red Apple & Ginger Infused Vodka)
1-½ oz. Ginger ale
1-½ oz. Cranberry juice
Combine equal parts vodka, ginger ale and juice in a martini shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve in a chilled martini glass garnished with the cross section of a red apple.
If you're in the market for something smooth that goes down sweet and easy, the Brooklyn Stoop is for you. This martini's two parts sugar and one part liquor, so it doesn't have the pucker effect of most of its fully-loaded cocktail contemporaries.
The Spike Lee-Absolut infused vodka collaboration falls a little short of expectations, given the cinema icon's reputation for making a splash (not to mention Brooklyn's). For something truly intriguing ask for the green tea-infused Bombay Sapphire martini: Trust us, it's worth the wait.