Ooooooh my. The Holidays are literally upon us.
You may be asking yourself, “Home Bar Gurrrrl, why do you want us to drink a Martini when there are so many holiday Cocktails to imibe?”
Y’all, don’t worry. I’m not telling you skip the Egg Nog, Cranberry infused Dolin Rouge, Cacao infused Campari, or any Champagne Cocktails you might come across!
I’m just telling you, that if you want to take a holiday breather, lighten things up for a moment, and chillllllll, then this is the Martini for you.
Our star players for this drink are: 1. Hayman’s Old Tom Gin which has a wonderful viscosity and loads of botanicals, and 2. Lustau Amontillado Sherry which has a fabulous dryness, loads of spices, nuttiness, and a bit of brine.
They are supported with Dolin Dry Vermouth (praise be to Dolin Dry), Regans’ Orange Bitters, and an Orange peel.
Are we ready to stirrrrrrrrr? Yes? Excellent.
A Sherried Martini*
- 2 1/4 oz Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
- 1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
- 1/4 oz Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos Sherry
- 1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters
- Garnish: Orange peel
Combine ingredients over ice and stirrrrrr. Strain into coupe. Express Orange peel and garnish.
This is “Sherried” cause there’s just a bit of Sherry, but the 1/4 oz gives an excellent finish to the Martini.
Yeah gurrrrl, I wanna relax with this Sherried Martini. The holidays can do their own crazy thing.