Cherry Blossom Martini
The Cherry Blossom Martini is a beautifully balanced, delicately sweet original cocktail from our cocktail curator and co-founder of Kocktail, Mr Neil Donachie.
At its essence the drink is a cherry based version of a “reverse martini”. Simply meaning the usual dry martini recipe of more gin than vermouth is flipped to add less of the London dry gin and more of the aromatised rose vermouth, bringing a slightly sweeter and gentler flavour profile to the fore.
We’ve used delightful rose vermouth from the famed French producer, Lillet. The Lillet brothers first produced their aperitifs in the late 1800s but the real turning point for the business came when the drink was stocked by the glamorous transatlantic liners of the 1950s, which led to the product being spread to some of America’s finest bars and households. Not to mention the surge in popularity after a certain fictional British double agent created the Lillet forward Vesper Martini in honour of one of his many loves.
However, please do enjoy your Cherry Blossom Martini NOT shaken, but stirred…
50ml Lillet Rose Vermouth
- 10ml Cherry blossom syrup
- 15ml Amaro Montenegro
- 10ml Hepple gin
- A dash of cucumber bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice
Strain into a martini glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry