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Tuesday 8 November 2011

The boy and his poison: The (Fallen) Angel Martini

With its origins in the Leftbank Martini, this drink was conceived by none other than Simon Difford of The Difford's Guide fame back in 2006. I first encountered the drink whilst loitering around the 32nd floor of London's Paramount Club, the traditional lime garnish had been replaced by two irresistibly boozy grapes and with one sip the fate of my evening had been sealed.

As a balance of flavours you genuinely can't go wrong with this one. Its essentially sweet gin, St Germain and Sauvignon Blanc, but in essence all you need need is a gin base, a medium bodied white wine (i.e. anything you might have lurking around the cupboard… try Blue Nun, I dare you) and some form of elderflower flavour (I'm thinking elderflower cordial). By all means pick up a bottle of St. Germain and freeze some grapes to give them the texture of sorbet, but if you've had a crappy day and need a sophisticated pick me up feel free to take my fallen-angel variant of the angel martini.

You'll Need:
  • 1½ shots gin
  • 1 Shot Elderflower Codial (Or St. Germain)
  • 1 Shot Sauvignon Blanc
  • ½ Shot Dry Vermouth
Shake It:
  • Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with some ice and shake vigourously.
  • Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass and garnish with lime zest or white grapes skewered with a cocktail stick
I particularly like the recommendation of the St. Germain recipe "When feeling particularly snooty, drink solely to the 6th Arrondissment."


  1. Oh, dear - that sounds like it's going to be far, far too nice. Have instructed husband to have it waiting for me nicely chilled as I walk in the door from a long day's work. Wonder if that'll happen?!

  2. Nick, why do want to ruin us with hangovers? Wine AND gin?!

  3. Wine and gin? Maybe this is the best way to get me to like gin.

  4. I reckon the best way to get you to like gin is a lovely Silver Gin Fizz


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