Gulf Coast Martini

Gulf Coast Martini

A spoonful of Guinness stout “essence” adds a robust bitter note to this drink, created for a Martini-and-oyster pairing event where it matched up with briny Gulf Coast oysters. A rotovap (rotary evaporator) was employed for the original version, but a stovetop reduction method works, too.

Ingredients

1.75
oz
Fords Gin
0.5
oz
Cocchi Americano
1
barspoon
Guinness essence (see Editor's note)
5
drop
saline solution (1part salt: 4parts water)
radish slice

Instructions

In a mixing glass, stir all ingredients with ice.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with radish slice.

EDITOR'S NOTE
Guinness Essence:
Pour one (15-ounce) can of Guinness into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until it has reduced down to approximately three ounces of liquid. Allow to cool.

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