The Amaro Week cocktail series continues with The Bitter and Twisted Martini, a reverse amaro cocktail.
Hailing from Bormio in Italy, Amaro Braulio is made from botanicals that include gentian, wormwood, yarrow, roots, alpine herbs and juniper, aged for up to 2 years in oak barrels for the flavours to integrate and mellow.
The Bitter and Twisted Martini is a reverse Martini which puts Braulio centre stage. Braulio contains juniper which plays very nicely with gin as the combination of botanicals provides complexity to the drink. If you’re a gin Martini drinker and enjoy classic cocktails, this one is big on flavour.
For more information about amari, refer to the Essential Guide to Amaro.
The Bitter and Twisted Martini Recipe
- 60 ml Braulio
- 30 ml London Dry gin
Glassware: Martini glass
Garnish: grapefruit peel
In a mixing glass, stir Braulio and gin with ice until cold. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Express the grapefruit peel over the drink and garnish. Best served very cold.
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