The Cardamartini – an unusual twist on the classic Martini.
A few times I have mucked about with derivations of the classic Martini. Fundamentally I like gin and I now like vermouth as an ingredient. That said the classic Martini : gin and a hint of vermouth seems a bit overrated to me to be honest, but I’ll write about that in a separate post.
But anyway, I’m always interested in adding something else to this classic mix. Monin syrups make a great range of products, giving you the chance to be truly creative. And why not?
Given that people often say cardamom spice has an orangey flavour, the Cardamartini was born. It’s a simple cocktail mix. Combine all the ingredients with ice in your shaker and serve in a martini glass – obviously.
- 2 msrs Gin
- 1 msr Martini vermouth rosato
- 3/4 msr Cointreau
- 1 msr Monin cardamom syrup
I use rosato as the vermouth because it gives a great pink colouring to your cocktail. There are other versions of the Martini about, a few other variations I’ve developed written about elsewhere.Why not try a Lavender Martini which is an unusual but great flavour base for a vodka Martini? Or the Rosadka Martini is a twist on the Martini theme with flavours of English summer : rose, raspberry and rhubarb?
In the meantime, try the Cardamartini and see what you think.