Monday, May 10, 2021

Mexi-Gin Martini (Death & Co. Recipe)


With all the parts of this cocktail that are not Martini ingredients, this Mexican-themed Martini is very much what it says. Yes, it is basically a Martini with ingredients added, but it is so much more than that. 

Mezcal, celery bitters and alpine spirit really lift the standard Gin Martini to new and more festive heights. The flavor of the Mexi-Gin Martini is very Mexican, similar to tequila Martinis I've had at nicer Mexican restaurants in D.C. It's super herbal with a little burn of jalapeno-infused blanco tequila. Mezcal itself adds to herbal and fruity flavors, and it helps to have a heavily botanical gin like ImaGination from MurLarkey to carry off the gin portion of the cocktail.  

Finally celery bitters is the lifting effect that bridges the connection between dry Martini and fruity tasting spirits. Celery adds earthiness as well as additional herbal boost to hold together juniper from the gin and smokey mezcal by Del Maguey. 

  • 2 oz. dry gin (MurLarkey ImaGination used)
  • 1/2 oz. Dolin dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal
  • 1/4 oz. jalapeno-infused blanco tequila
  • 1/4 oz. Green Chartreuse (Dolin Genepy used)
  • 1 dash celery bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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