Spicy Lychee : : Cocktail of the Week

We’ve all tried a Martini. At least, I bloody hope we’ve all tried a martini.

 

The martini is a classic – Gin and Vermouth. Sexy, fun, flirty, sophisticated, mature, and downright delicious.

 

 

Any bartender worth their salt will know how to make a Martini – and, today, we looked to mixing it up. Pushing the boundaries is how bartenders make their name in the world. It's very easy, therefore, to base these genius concoctions on the platform set by the classics.

 

This is one of those drinks.

 

Fresh of the Fukuko cocktail list, this stylistic Japanese take on the classic uses spicy notes from Hellfire bitters, balancing out with lemon and lychee syrup. Expect spicy notes on the first sip, with a balanced sweet lychee overtone that rounds out a drink that is easy to smash back followed by four or five more.

 

Enjoy on an evening after work, preferably over a few nibbles, and don’t just drink one – because you probably won't be able to get enough.

 

Ingredients

- Rogue Society Gin

- Lychee Syrup

- Lemon Juice

- Hellfire Bitters

 

Method

Quite simply put, we look to shake all these ingredients together. Be careful not to drop in too much Hellfire bitters – you’ll be left reaching for a glass of water to cool off.

 

Once shaken over ice, strain into a chilled coupe glass, without ice. Garnish as you wish – preferably with a cheeky floral note.

 

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