Cocktails Gin

Cocktail of the week

For this week’s cocktail, we’re leaving the long drinks behind and going for a shorter sip that brings together fruit and spice with delicious results.

The Dakinez, devised by Thomas Dakin Gin, is the brand’s take on a Martinez – widely regarded as a precursor to the world-renowned Martini. The use of orange peel as a botanical in the gin makes it a great match for the Martinez, and the citrus flavours are boosted by the orange liqueur and garnish in this delightful little drink.

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Ingredients

  • 35ml Thomas Dakin Gin
  • 15ml sweet red vermouth
  • 10ml Cointreau
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel, to garnish

Method

Chill a tall martini glass with ice. Add all the ingredients to a Boston glass and stir well with ice using a bar spoon. Fine strain into the chilled glass and garnish with a orange twist (flamed, if you wish).

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