|Bartender at Nebo Lodge Inn preparing Oystertini with North Haven|
Island oyster, Maine
They especially like to use local items in their cocktails like North Haven oysters.
I got to try one of these North Haven Oystertinis during a recent visit to Nebo. The bartender made a point to stir not shake the chilled vodka and vermouth together before pouring it into a glass. Then she carefully prided open a fresh oyster and slid it gently into the cold martini.
Its slimy texture quickly firmed up as it was cooked ceviche style by the Maine Cold River vodka. This changed the flavor of the bivalve shellfish and made it a bit bitter.
If you want to try this drink or others like it hurry to Nebo Lodge before they close for the season.