Christmas Island Martini

Christmas Island Martini

I first developed this cocktail for Ultraswank.net back in 2014.  Ultraswank celebrates mid century as an “alternative” lifestyle of today.  I then published it in my book, Tiki Triangle.  However, after a lot of thought and experimentation, I realized this works best in its simplest form, that which is a Martini – all spirits, no juice or other mixers.  The results are fantastic.  While the first version is good, this is simpler, cleaner and has more of a bite, but a pleasant one.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces St. George Terroir Gin
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • fresh cranberries and/or rosemary sprig

Stir both ingredients in a mixing glass with plenty of ice until well chilled. Double strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with cranberries and/or fresh rosemary sprig.