The martini… A sophisticated blend of gin and vermouth with countless variations. From perfect to dirty and everything in between, it’s definitely one of the most well known drinks in history (and the most debated). In this version, we are playing off the classic recipe – with a twist, of course. The result is a beautiful matcha green tea martini that you’ll want to serve at all of your holiday parties. Trust us on this one.
Entertaining guests is one of the best ways to show off not only your cooking skills, but also your home bartending abilities. Plus, there’s no better way to get a room full of people talking than to put a glass of something tasty in their hands.
And when you tell the crowd they are drinking matcha green tea martinis, they will be so impressed they won’t stop singing your praises. That is, when they aren’t sipping their cocktails.
- 1-1/2 ounces London Dry Gin (I used Boodle's)
- ½ ounce Matcha green tea infused dry vermouth**
- ¼ ounce Salers
- 1 drop Bitter Truth Creole Bitters
- Lemon peel for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for garnish to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
- Stir and double strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
- Garnish with a lemon peel after expressing the oil over drink and rubbing around the rim of the glass.
- **To make the Matcha green tea infused dry vermouth:
- Pour ¼ teaspoon sifted Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha Green Tea Powder into a shallow bowl or mason jar and add ½ cup dry vermouth. Using a bamboo matcha whisk (or a regular whisk if you don't have the matcha one), blend the powder and vermouth until it's combined. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- This recipe is easy to batch for a crowd if needed. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of guests you’re serving. Stir in a large pitcher until chilled and serve.
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Note: I received product and payment for the creation of this cocktail. All thoughts, opinions, recipe and images are my own.