Martini-que
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Martini-que Rhum Agricole Martini Cocktail

You can’t spell Martinique without Martini. As we’ve noted before, though, the best Martinique-inspired martinis are made with the island’s famed rhum agricole. The Martini-que is one of them.

Another creative concoction from our dear friend, Kiowa Bryan (IG: @rhummuffin), the Martini-que employs some rather bespoke ingredients.

To whit, you’ll need two different kinds of vermouth for this tipple. Fino sherry is also in the mix. So too is Suze, a bitter-sweet French liqueur bearing some seriously distinctive citrus-like notes. 

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 oz Rhum JM 100 Blanc
  • .5 oz Fino Sherry
  • 1 Barspoon Suze
  • .5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • .5 oz Blanc Vermouth

The root of Suze’s special character, though, doesn’t come from lemons, limes, or oranges. Instead it actually comes from a, err…root. Specifically, gentian root cultivated high in the French Alps.

Gentian herb has been used in Europe to treat a range of different ailments for centuries. In particular, gentian is effective against bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, and muscle spasms. So yeah, there’s additional benefits beyond taste for including some Suze in your Martini-que.

Here’s how you make it…

Mixing up a Martini-que

Pour everything into a shaker glass. Stir over ice until proper dilution is achieved. Finally, strain into a stemmed cocktail glass and express with a lemon twist over top.

(Incidentally, in case you don’t know, here’s an easy how-to for making a lemon twist.) 

Quick, easy, and packing a serious punch, the Martini-que is the sophisticated sipper you’ve been missing. Mix one up tonight and enjoy a unique taste of France and the French Caribbean…

¡Santé!

Last updated by Steve Bennett on .

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