This flavorful martini variation is a perfect vehicle for navy-strength (high-proof) gin, boldly announcing its botanicals through the honey-herbal Bendectine liqueur and the marmalade. Look for a gin with 57 percent alcohol by volume, or ABV.
In a pinch, orange or lemon bitters may be substituted for grapefruit bitters. Grapefruit, orange or even kumquat marmalade work equally well here.
- 2 ounces gin (see headnote)
- 1/2 ounce Benedictine
- 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 bar spoons citrus marmalade
- 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the gin, Benedictine, lime juice, marmalade and bitters. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.
Adapted from a recipe by Oxley Gin.
Tested by Jason Wilson and Bonnie S. Benwick.
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