Of all the cocktails proudly wearing the ‘classic’ badge...
The Martinez is perhaps the most deserving one in my opinion 😉
Often named the Father of the Martini, this is an old, old drink with a beautiful, burnt honey colour and a complicated but well-balanced, taste.
How to make a Martinez cocktail:
(adapted from the O. Byron original recipe).
50ml Genever (They recommend using Filliers Jenever 5yr).
30ml Sweet Vermouth.
10ml Dry Vermouth.
8ml Orange Curaçao Liqueur.
1 dash of Angostura Aromatic Bitters.
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, filled halfway with ice. Stir. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
(adapted from the American Bar at the Savoy)
50ml Gin (they recommend using Bathtub Old Tom Gin).
20ml Sweet Vermouth.
10ml Dry Vermouth.
5ml Marachino Liqueur.
1 dash of Bokers Bitters.
Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, filled halfway with ice. Stir Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
I like to discard my orange twist as I find that the initial oils from the twist are sufficiently expensive for the entire drink and I don’t want to continue to add more citrus flavor leaving it inside.
How you like your Martinez...? This particular one it’s the second version I enjoy more an Old Tom 😁
If you wondering from where I’ve got this stunning glass .... today I had the pleasure to receive some awesome glassware from @topglassware & @nudeglass they have a quite impressive portfolio... Thank you Ferhat.
Hey y’all shenanigans out there 😃
What have you been up too lately!
Recently I’ve been playing with some spices and came up with this spiced syrup made of cinnamon, cloves, anise and decided to make a Spiced G & T 🍊🍋.
All you need is the following;
• 45 ml of a good London Dry Gin in this case I used London no.3.
• 10 ml spiced syrup.
• 150 ml Fever tree Indian spiced.
Garnish with an blood orange 🍊 wheel, cinnamon stick, a couple of cloves and star anise.
Hit that like 👍🏼 arrow if you enjoy G & T’s and let me know below which is your favorite gin and tonic 😁. Looking forward to hear your stories.
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Cheers y’all 🥃 and thank you for your continued support in following my passion 😁
What book are you reading this week?
Yesterday I received the Famous book 👉🏽”Amaro” the Spirited World Of Bittersweet, Herbal Liquers by @btparsons who is an excellent writer.
So, since it’s raining over three days here in Sibiu it’s the perfect time to enjoy a great book on a afternoon 😃.
Here is a little glimpse about what’s happening inside ....👇🏽👀😉
“THE EUROPEAN TRADITION of making bittersweet liqueurs— called amari in Italian — has been around from centuries.
But it’s only recently that these herbaceous digestives have moved from the dusty back bar to the center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants. Lucky for us, today there is a dizzying range of amaro available— from familiar favorites like Averna and Fernet-Branca, to the growing category of regional, American-made amaro.
Amaro - is the first book to demystify this ever-expanding, bittersweet world, and must-have for any home cocktail enthusiast or industry professionals. Starting with a rip-roaring tours of bars, cafés, and distilleries in Italy, amaro’s spiritual home, @btparsons — author of the James Beard and IACP Award winner Bitters— will open your eyes to the rich history and vibrant culture of amaro today. With more than 100 recipes for amaro-centric cocktails, DYI amaro, and even amaro-spiked desserts, you’ll be living ( and drinking ) la dolce vita. “ .
I’m so pumped to start reading this stunning book 📖👀💪🏽.