Arctic Martinez Cocktail

This recipe is an except from A Field Guide to Canadian Cocktails, by Victoria Walsh and Scott McCallum.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 oz (60 ml) Arctic Rose Vermouth
  • 1 oz (30 ml) gin
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Aperol
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 edible dried rose petal, preferably Arctic rose, for garnish
METHOD

Makes 
1 serving

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

Arctic Rose Vermouth Reduction

  1. Place 4 cups (960 ml) white sweet vermouth and 12 edible dried rose buds, preferably Arctic rose, in a large saucepan.
  2. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Gently boil until reduced to exactly 2 cups (480 ml) including roses, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Fine strain through a funnel lined with several layers of cheesecloth.
  4. Reduction will keep, sealed and refrigerated, for 1 month. Makes 14 oz (420 ml).
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