I was named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, by my grandmother, whose nickname for me growing up was none other than Jackie O. This cocktail is a tribute to both of these elegant women, and in essence, is what I strive to be served up in a tall martini glass. Not too strong. Not too sweet or sour. Well balanced. And totally brimming with little flecks of green goodness all on the inside.
2 parts vodka
1 part triple sec
2 parts freshly squeezed juice mixture (of lemon & orange)
7 mint leaves
Orange peel garnish, optional
Use channel knife to make an orange peel curl. To make juice mixture, juice ½ of a large navel orange and 1 whole lemon together, strain and set aside.
Muddle 6 mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker (reserving the prettiest single leaf to garnish). Add ice, vodka, triple sec, juice mixture, and shake vigorously. Pour the drink into a martini glass, garnish with a single mint leaf and/or orange peel curl, and serve.
Yield: 1 Martini
Recipes by J.C.