There are several martini recipes that have become excessively popular over the years but not all have been commercially accepted by martini guzzlers. Although the classic dry vermouth and gin yet holds the reins of acclaim, the martini gin is a recipe that is a blend of traditionalism with modernism. The base ingredient in this recipe is gin with other ingredients adding to the composition and balance of the drink. Martini gin is a recipe that will appeal to traditional connoisseurs as well as lovers of martini variants. This recipe is simple to make but requires a few edible herbs.
Do not get confused and think this is a gin martini recipe. It's called martini gin because even with the presence of other ingredients the dominant flavor is that of gin.
- 2 1/ 2 oz gin
- 1/2 teaspoon of basil juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of parsley juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
- Lemon rind
- 8 to10 ice cubes
Pour the gin in a cocktail shaker. Add vermouth followed by basil and parsley juice. Twist the cocktail shaker in a circular motion and the honey. If you want a tangy flavor add lemon juice. Add ice and shake rigorously for 15 seconds. Once that's done strain the drink in a martini glass and garnish it with lemon rind.
When you sip martini gin, you will immediately realize that even with the presence of a number of ingredients the dominant flavor is gin with other flavors coming through rather late. The symphonic combination of bitter and sweet is a magical blend of flavors. This drink should be had very slowly to feel the fine nuances of flavor. With each sip you can feel the gin and vermouth balance the other ingredients.
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