June 19th: National Martini Day
For National Martini Day (June 19th) we wanted to focus on a few unique variations that we have seen in a bars across the US. These elevated and out-of-the-box martinis are sure. Have a fun variation at your bar? Tag us on Instagram!
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Clarified Espresso Martini A “classic” cocktail
Served at Diversion a cocktail bar in Houston, has taken the espresso martini trend to a NEW level by offering a CLEAR espresso martini.
The process to make a batch of these martinis, invented by Diversion bartender Devin Courtney, takes around eight hours and is a perfect science. He takes high grade African coffee beans, cinnamon, and star anise combined with water and vodka put into the rotating flask of the rotary evaporator (a device used in chemical laboratories for the efficient and gentle removal of solvents from samples by evaporation).
Secret Garden Served At Rococo Steak in St. Pete, Florida
2 oz Kombu infused Principe de los Apostoles Gin
.5 oz Lemon Juice
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.25 oz Vinegar
Muddle cucumber and vinegar, shake ingredients with ice, strain into martini glass. Float several drops of sesame oil on top. Garnish with microgreens.
As always, please drink responsibly and #TipYourBartenders