Raspberry Martini Cocktail
We are going to make Dick Bradsel’s Raspberry Martini. Now, if you’re new to cocktails and don’t know who Dick Bradstell is, he was a British bartender. He was hugely influential in bringing fresh fruit into cocktails and helping usher in the craft cocktail craze. It’s not really a craze because now it’s here to stay and has become a mainstay of cocktail making. Dick Bradshaw was claimed by the observer to be the cocktail king. The Waitress Food Illustrated actually considered him the equivalent of the Celebrity Chefs at the time. The San Francisco Chronicle actually credited for single-handedly changing the face of London Cocktails in the 1980s.
That’s a pretty significant honour, but what you most likely want to honestly remember him for are his cocktails, for example, the Espresso Martini, the Bramble this one, the Raspberry Martini, the Treacle, even the Russian Punch, but before we get into making the cocktail let’s talk about the ingredients the first thing we need is a dry gin, in this case, I’m using Beefeater London Dry Gin it has subtle notes of pine and juniper the next thing we need is Giffard Creme De Framboise now this is a Raspberry Liqueur the star of the show though is fresh local raspberries always support local and grab them whenever you can.
- 7 Raspberries
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Creme de Framboise
- 2 Dashes Orange Bitters optional
- Add Raspberries to shaking tin and muddle gently.7 Raspberries
- Add remaining ingredients.2 oz Gin, 1 oz Creme de Framboise, 2 Dashes Orange Bitters
- Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds.
- Fines strain into a chilled Martini glass.
- Garnish with three raspberries.