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July 17, 2013 Slideshows » Food & Drink

Step-by-step instructions for making an Aviary bartender's goat cheese cocktail 

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Micah Melton demonstrates his "bleu" martini.
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The ingredients: distilled goat cheese and blueberries, Primo Taglio chevre, vermouth, and North Shore Distillery aquavit (in the beaker second from left are the dregs of the blueberries and goat cheese, leftover from the distilling process)
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A closer look at the by-product
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Put ice cubes into a mixing glass (Melton is using a Yarai) and add a pinch of kosher salt and a pinch of sugar.
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Add two ounces of the distilled goat cheese and blueberries.
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Next add an ounce of aquavit.
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And a bar spoon of dry vermouth.
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Stir gently.
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Carefully pour or strain into a coupe with two pickled blueberries in the bottom.
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The Bleu Cheese Martini
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Micah Melton, chef de cuisine at the Aviary
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