So a quick variation on the Martinez, the richer, sweeter grandparent of the martini. Should you use gin, a more authentic old tom gin, or even a properly old school genever? Well I went for the last two answers in even measure. The twists came in the form of the vermouth or vermouths used and with the addition of anise. Altogether a rather wonderful and complex drink.
20ml Oude Genever
20ml Jensen old Tom gin
20ml Nardini Rabararo rhubarb amaro
20ml Noilly Prat dry vermouth
2 barspoons grand marnier
2 barspoons star anise infused vodka/wray and nephew over proof rum
Generous dash homemade orange bitters
Stir and strain. Serve with an orange twist.