Memsahib's Martinez

This quick and easy recipe was created by our friends at Dishoom. A Memsahib is a term of respect for women in India. This is their twist on a classic Martinez (a precursor to the gin martini).

A medley of contrasting flavours, sweet, richness from the Cold Brew and vermouth, a lingering dry depth from the gin and sour punch from the cherry and bitters. Well worth a try.


Classy take on a Martini.

Good for

Good pre-dinner aperitif

See recipe

January 11, 2019

How to make it

  1. 1. Add ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice cubes
  2. 2. Stir to lengthen
  3. 3. Strain into glass
  4. 4. Garnish with a cherry

What you'll need

  • 20ml Cold Brew Concentrate
  • 20ml water
  • 25ml Gin (we've worked with Arbikie AK’s Gin for this recipe)
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 5ml Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Angostura orange bitters
  • 1 cherry for garnish
  • A cocktail shaker and strainer (or similar)
  • A coupe glass
  • Ice

What coffee to use

  • You'll need a coffee suitable for filter We would recommend any of our Single Origins or Microlots.

    See the bottom of the page for specific suggestions.


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