If your idea of ultimate relaxation is a steamy bath and a chilly cocktail, this Martini is the perfect solution to your relaxation needs. Flavored with head-clearing, aromatherapeutic eucalyptus, this frothy, sour sip is balanced and refreshing. “The inspiration came from the classic White Lady,” says Humberto Marques, owner of Curfew Cocktail Bar in Copenhagen. “The eucalyptus syrup turned out to be a perfect compliment to the gin, along with the other citrus elements in the recipe.” He also uses the syrup to add a fresh burst of flavor to other classic cocktails like the Mojito and Mint Julep.
Tanqueray Ten gin
1.75 oz Tanqueray Ten gin
1 oz Eucalyptus Syrup
1 oz lime juice
.75 oz Cointreau
1 egg white
Eucalyptus leaf, for garnish
1 liter water
1 kilogram sugar
80 grams fresh, young eucalyptus leaves
- Bring water to a boil.
- Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Take off the heat and let cool.
- Add fresh, young eucalyptus leaves and let it infuse briefly.
- Pour into a blender and liquify.
- Strain and filter.
- Keep refrigerated until using.