Arctic Martinez

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Excerpt from A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails, by Scott McCallum & Victoria Walsh
 
  Excerpted from Drinks: A User’s Guide by Adam McDowell. Copyright © 2016 Adam McDowell. Published by TarcherPerigee, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
 

This northern twist on a classic Martinez uses an Arctic rose vermouth reduction, which has a beautiful pale pink hue reminiscent of a sunsetover Arctic snow. The delicate Arctic rose (also known as the prickly wild rose) is a species that grows wild in almost every Canadian province and into the northern territories. Feel free to use any edible rose.

 

 

2 oz Arctic Rose Vermouth Reduction

1 oz gin, such as Yukon Shine DistilleryAuraGin

1 tsp Aperol

Handful of ice cubes

1 edible dried rose petal, preferably Arctic rose, for garnish
 

Pour all ingredients except ice and garnish into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain through a julep strainer into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with rose petal.

Makes 1 drink

 

Arctic Rose Vermouth Reduction

Place 4 cups white sweet vermouth and 12 edible dried rose buds, preferably Arctic rose, in a large saucepan. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Gently boil until reduced to exactly 2 cups including roses, about 45 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool completely. Fine strain through a funnel lined with several layers of cheese- cloth. Reduction will keep, sealed and refrigerated, for 1 month. Makes14 oz (1 ¾ cups), for 7 drinks.
 

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Excerpted from A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails by Victoria Walsh and Scott McCallum. Copyright © 2015 Scott McCallum and Victoria Walsh. Photography Copyright © Juan Luna. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

 
 
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