Newcomer Ink Gin gets its natural colour from an infusion of butterfly pea flower petals. The Ink Gin Martini is inspired by colour, simplicity and flavour profile.
For this recipe, I wanted to make an elegant and feminine Martini in appearance but one with an underlying punch. Ink Gin has bold citrus notes and pepperberry upfront then lingers with citrus oils on the back palate which makes for a robust dry Martini. You can read about Ink Gin here.
I used all Australian ingredients with Ink Gin from Northern NSW, Maidenii Dry Vermouth from the Yarra Valley and lavender from my garden. The result is an elegant drink, dry and crisp, strong and lingering to the last drop when properly chilled.
Ink Gin Martini Recipe
- 60 ml Ink Gin
- 10 ml Maidenii Dry Vermouth
Glassware: chilled Martini glass
Chill the Martini glass in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. In a mixing glass filled with ice, add the gin and vermouth and stir well until very chilled. Strain the drink into the chilled glass and garnish with lavender.
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