Joe's Arbequini Martini Kit
Gin Mare and Yzaguirre's Dry Reserva Vermouth are the stars here. This Mediterranean gin from Barcelona includes savory herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil, Spain's famous Arbequina olive, and soft citrus notes from lemons and Valencia oranges. The vermouth is from Spain's oldest vermut bodegas, with their Reserva line featuring an additional year of barrel-finishing. For their dry that year is spent in fino sherry barrels, which layer on an incredibly distinct nutty almond, mineral, and saline flavor. I love leaning into those elements with a little pour of coriander infused Gaea brine instead of a garnish - that helps pull out the citrus notes, some meaty olive-ness, and a dash of salt. It's like a euro-bar aperitif hour snack platter in a glass.
- 1.5 oz Gin Mare
- 1.5 oz Yzaguirre Dry Reserva Vermouth
- Dash of Gaea Dirty Martini Juice
Stir over ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass.