English Garden Lychee Martini
£12.00 – £27.00
Originally made in a late night Korean bar in New York, the lychee martini has become a sensual staple in the cocktail bible.
Our gold medal winning version is deliciously floral, yet packs a punch. Mixed with a double layering of aromatic lychee, a good pour of organic English elderflower vodka and our own signature blend of dry Italian vermouths.
A lychee martini conjures images of the far east, or a high end rooftop nightclub in New York City. It’s classy, sensual and drinks as easily as water, when made well.
We wanted to keep that deliciously sweet taste of Asian lychee, yet balance it so the drink wasn’t overpowered with sweetness. So given we had just run into the founder of a brand new, organic, English vodka company, we couldn’t wait to try it out. And imagine the excitement, when we found out they did an elderflower vodka, filled with the scents of an English garden. Game changer.
The next part was the martini hit. We don’t believe a “martini” should taste like fruit juice, a martini is a classic, strong cocktail and one of the most amazing drinks you will ever taste. The key to that, is the vermouth. Most lychee martinis stay with the fruit theme and omit the vermouth, but we wanted half of your mouth to taste a sweet, Asian delicacy, but the other half to be slapped awake with the strong, tart taste of real Italian martini.
But to tell you any more than that, we’d have to kill you. Kidding.
So if you’re the kind of person who loves gardens, the outdoors and springtime, who calls in sick to work when the first blossoms appear, to spend the day sitting in parks underneath the wisteria and cherry blossoms, then you will love this cocktail. The first aroma that greets you when the bottle is uncorked is like a high-end perfume, intoxicating before you even have a taste.
Well chilled, over ice, there simply isn’t a better drink to travel through the gardens of the world, enjoying an endless summer no matter the time of year.
Bottle contains five cocktails
(19.4% vol / 500ml)
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 15.7 cm|