101 Best New Cocktails: Martini de Minas, Raul Faria, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Las Vegas
Martini de Minas
Raul Faria, Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill, Las Vegas, NV, USA
“My goal was to utilize cachaça in a different way. I tried to utilize the salt and lime oil to balance the sweetness of the Licor 43 that I was using to elevate the vanilla notes I get from cachaça while at the same time keeping a dryer, diner time cocktail profile. Saude!” Raul Faria
15 ml (.5 oz) Licor 43
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Dolin Dry Vermouth
3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
pinch of sea salt
1 lime twist
1 lime-peel spiral, as garnish
Stir over ice, then add lime oils from the twist, and discard the twist. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and add the garnish.
gaz sez: This is one very weird mother of a drink, but it works very nicely, indeed. Hope that Raul’s boss appreciates what a great bartender he has on board . . .