The Martini is the king of cocktails; simple, elegant, and iconic! This case is the perfect introduction to the Sussex Martini, containing:
1x Seven Sisters Gin 2018
1 x Seven Sisters Dry White Vermouth 2018
The Seven Sisters Sussex Martini Case is perfect for parties and gifting, containing both drinks you need to make a classic Sussex Martini.
Our London-Dry style Gin from our Seven Sisters brand is produced from Rathfinny Wine Estate’s sparkling wine grapes; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. This gin boasts lifted citrus notes of lemon verbena, pear and quince, over heady aromas of cherry blossom and wild lavender. Creamy nuances of lemon meringue and key lime pie give way to palate-cleansing notes of pear skin and fennel with a sweet cedar-wood flourish on the finish.
The Dry White Vermouth 2018 from our Seven Sisters brand is a fortified wine. Crafted with care from a blend of a rich base wine of Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, and a grape spirit made by distilling a white wine of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay from our Estate. This produces an extraordinary and balanced dry, white Vermouth of great depth, complexity and with a rounded mouth-feel.
Seven Sisters Gin
Seven Sisters Dry White Vermouth
Water that melts from the ice.
Prep your glass
Place your martini glass in the freezer till ice cold. (If you are not that organised, fill your empty martini glass with ice before making the martini and pour it out just before you pour the martini in).
Mix the drink
We recommend a ratio of six Gin to one Vermouth.
Pour your ice into a mixing glass then strain to get rid of any water and small shards of ice. (Bigger cubes of ice are better as they dilute more slowly).
Pour in your Gin and Vermouth and start stirring.
The aims of stirring are two-fold:
One; You need to make the drink super cold. (It helps to keep your Vermouth refrigerated).
Two; you are wanting to melt some water to help mix the Vermouth and the Gin together. It’s one of those things that you just get a feel for, like cooking a steak, do it enough times you just know when to take it off the heat.
Tip for the 1st couple times you try it; once the drink is really cold use a straw like a pipette or use your bar spoon to put a drop on your hand and try it. You shouldn’t be able to separately taste the bitterness of the Vermouth and the sharp edge of the alcohol of the Gin. If you can, keep stirring and keep trying. Until the flavours combine into one.
Our base note to our Gin and Vermouth is beautiful bitter orange so we recommend garnishing with an orange medallion. (You are aiming to slice the peel of the orange in the shape and size of a 10p piece).
Between finger and thumb aim your medallion at the martini and squeeze the zest onto it. (Try not to hold the medallion over the glass, as when you squeeze the white part of the peel, its oil can drip and this is bitter).
Now place your bent medallion on the top.
The Seven Sisters portfolio of grape-based spirits is nurtured in the Rathfinny Estate, nestled in the South Downs in East Sussex. The Seven Sisters team expertly blends grape spirit from each years harvest into a limited quantity of gin, vermouth and a unique Grape Spirit No. 1. Visit sevensistershq.com for more information about Seven Sisters Spirits and cocktail recipes.
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