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