Monday, May 17, 2010

Yes, Yvette, there is a Martin Miller . . .

So i was talking to my Mark Berge, who is a rep for Martin Miller Gin, and we were discussing me utilizing that lovely gin in a few drinks lately. Out of nowhere he said; "hey, i got a great name for a drink.... Yes, Virginia, there is a Martin Miller". i didn't get the reference (Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus--a good piece on it here...) but i still thought the name had merit. So, i mentioned that i had been making a bunch of drinks with a newly re-introduced liqueur called Creme de Yvette and i thought that name would work as well...
So here is the drink (which coincidentally is loosely an Yvette Cocktail and an Orchid Cocktail hybridized..):

Yes, Yvette, there is a Martin Miller . . .

50ml Martin Miller gin [1 1/2 oz]
25ml Creme Yvette [3/4 oz]
15ml fresh lemon juice [1/2 oz]
i Egg white

Dry shake in a cocktail shaker to emulsify, add ice shake & strain into a chilled cocktail glass

This is a tasty drink and would work well as an aperitif, as an after dinner drink or as an excellent morning bracer...