Best Martini

Finn & Porter

July 11, 2013

There was a big kerfuffle a few months back in the Indy letters section about the term Montuckey and whether it’s insulting, funny, stupid or truthful. The combo of Montana and Kentucky evokes redneckness, though most people using the term are from all walks of life and use it fondly. The Montuckey-tini at Finn & Porter is a good example of adoration for the term. It’s made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Grand Marnier with a healthy squeeze of orange juice. And it’s a martini, so it’s naturally a good thing. The riverside restaurant wins this category each year, in part because it adds to the menu on a regular basis. Strawberry Fields uses Missoula’s own Quicksilver vodka from the Montgomery Distillery and the Saucy Sailor includes spiced rum. Our recommendation for caffeine fiends: Go with the espresso martini because sometimes just plain coffee won’t do. Finn & Porter: 100 Madison St, 728-3100, finnandporter.com

Finalists, Best Martini


2. James Bar: 127 W. Alder St, 721-8158, facebook.com/james.bar

3. Montgomery Distillery: 129 W Front St, 406) 926-1725, montgomerydistillery.com


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