For Day Seventeen of the cocktail advent calendar, I created "The Wet Bandits." Every year around Christmas, I watch Home Alone and Home Alone 2 and laugh hysterically at the unimaginable ordeal Kevin McCallister puts Marv and Harry,the Wet Bandits, through as they try to break in. I wanted to make a drink related to the movie. So, I made a variation of a wet martini, meaning more dry vermouth than normal. To finish off the theme, I carved the red M burn Marv (Joe Pesci) gets on his hand from grabbing the heated monogrammed doorknob.
For the drink:
-1 1/2 oz dry vermouth (Dolin dry vermouth)
-1 oz gin (Xoriguer Mahón)
-1/2 oz triple sec (Cointreau)
Nick and Nora
Place the Nick and Nora glass in the freezer. Carve the garnish. Combine the drink ingredients in a cocktail mixer and add ice until it's just above the level of the liquid. Stir for about 20-30 seconds until chilled. Pour through a Hawthorne strainer into your chilled glass. Garnish the drink.