My Mediterranean Martini

on August 23, 2014

My Mediterranean Martini

 

Sorrento Food Tours Martini

Where to find the perfect libation in the land of limoncello? Sorrento, Italy is famous for its lemons but for a top shelf selection of martini’s, server and mixologist Gigi, at Sorrento’s Il Buco Ristorante can mix up a concoction to your liking. A wonderful aperitivo whilst perusing the menu…

Try a twist on the traditional classic martini and opt for what I’m calling the Mediterranean martini or a Gigi special. He starts with Gin Mare, a distinctive herbaceous gin produced in a small fishing village on the coast of Spain that includes, briny Arbequina olives, basil, rosemary, thyme and citrus. Next, he muddles a unique combination of pink peppercorns and cardamon and infuses the gin, then its shaken and poured into an ice chilled up-glass. The aroma of cucumber slice on the rim begged to be bitten, turns out it was more than just a garnish, it was the perfect refreshing companion to the smooth, spiciness of the martini. Salute!

Sorrento Food Tours Med Martini

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