In honour of World Gin Day 2012 I’ve decided to publish the recipe (formula if you are a perfume person) for a rather wonderful variation of the classic Martini. Here for your delectation is The Hereford
|The Hereford Martini
To make The Hereford you will need:
- One quarter of a Lime
- Four Measures of Williams Elegant Gin
- Half Measure of Chase Elderflower Liqueur
- One teaspoonful of Green Chartreuse
- Plenty of Ice
- One frozen Martini glass
- Either a shaker or stirring glass
The key to this is the very fine Williams Elegant Gin – it’s 48% alcohol so I think you can afford to shake this martini, even if you normally prefer yours stirred (and therefore a little stronger) and I think the mix benefits from the extra air that will put in. Martini people have strong views on shaking or stirring though, so do whichever you prefer.
Either way, start by adding the Elderflower (Chase is the same Herefordshire company who make Williams Gin, hence this is a Hereford . . .) to the ice. Then a teaspoonful of Green Chartreuse (55% alc so you are not diluting the gin, but don’t add too much or it will be too sweet).
Finally pour in the four measures of Williams Gin and stir or shake.
Split the lime quarter in half and squeeze one half into the mix and re-shake, position the other half on your frozen Martini glass as a garnish and pour your drink.
Naturally, in ideal circumstances, you should drink this while wearing Gin & Lime by Pell Wall Perfumes, but only a select few will be lucky enough to have both the finest Gin and the perfect fragrance to go with it!