Director’s Cut No. 4 Martini
30 November 2018

For our version of the Martini we have replaced the traditional dry vermouth with the little know but delicious French fortified wine Pineau de Charentes, which tastes kind of like a combination of dessert wine and Cognac. Keep it in the fridge, you only need a little bit to make this drink, so you can enjoy a glass of it on its own, before lunch or after dinner… maybe alongside the cheese board!

Martini style cocktails are the drinks where one can really appreciate the intricacies of a gin. This one is a little sweeter than a traditional Martini but the sweetness is somewhat tempered by the drinks icy coldness. We wrap together a strip of parsnip and a twist of lemon peel and pin it with a cocktail stick for an elegant garnish which compliments the flavour of the drink.

Director’s Cut No. 4 Martini

Ingredients

50 mls Director’s Cut No. 4  (buy here)

12.5 mls Pineau de Charentes

3 drops Orange Bitters

Method
Stir all the ingredients with ice in a cocktail mixing glass for a good twenty seconds then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel and a strip of fresh pear.