Irish Martini – A St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

Irish Martini

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and, to celebrate, here is a cocktail I created for the occasion. It’s a Martini, but, given the high ABV of the Irish Poteen at its core, it uses a higher-than-normal proportion of vermouth. This is great if you are enjoying a freshly-opened bottled of top shelf dry vermouth and want to appreciate its flavour. It is essential to use fresh vermouth that hasn’t oxidised.

[10ml Knockeen Hills 90% Poteen, 20ml Dry Vermouth – SHAKE]

This is a clean and crisp drink; initially, it’s pure, crisp and clean spirit, then a touch of cream creeps in. There’s a wonderful harmony between the dry, herbal vermouth and the fruit and cream notes of the Poteen. Whilst this is definitely a twist on the traditional Martini, it’s a very fun and tasty one.

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About DTS

partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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