Shake Up Your Martini With A French Pickle

In the event you love the concept of an ice chilly martini with further pickled condiments, this French Pickle Martini could also be your new favourite drink.

Not solely is it garnished with snappy bitter French cornichons however the Citadelle Cornichon gin is infused with them throughout distillation. And, not simply any little pickles however the prized cornichons from Maison Marc in Burgundy.

The limited-edition gin is the brainchild of the prolific creator, proprietor and blender, Alexandre Gabriel. That is the primary in a collection of “Les Excentriques” that the model can be introducing every year.

The aim of “Les Excentriques” is to discover the inventive prospects of gin in small-batch restricted editions. The eccentric, surprising first-release pays tribute to the mighty French pickle, the Cornichon. The flavour notes are spot-on with “intense, herbaceous notes of juniper and aniseed, adopted by the vinegar and salty dimensions of the pickles. An extended and chronic last with a delicate contact of mustard and pearl onions.”

Once I first tasted the cornichon gin, I considered numerous recipes that would profit from a contact of this pickle-y gin. I made an excellent cucumber salad and even higher deviled eggs; I added it to a French dressing that I used on a chickpea and antipasto salad, however ultimately, I made a decision that this was a gin greatest suited to a martini.

The vinegar, salt and pearl-onion notes impressed me strive a model of the martini with an additional contact of grainy French mustard however I made a decision that it clouded the flavour and that Citadelle had already carried out all of the tough taste work for us.

I did add a wholesome dose of cornichon juice to dilute and boring the alcohol barely, and so as to add a extra outstanding uncooked pickle taste to the martini. In case you are an olive and pickle lover and benefit from the brine as a lot because the pickled vegetable, you’ll love this drink.

I dubbed it the French Pickle Martini as a result of it’s French by and thru, from the restricted version French gin to the additional cornichon juice and the cornichon and pickled onion garnish. If you wish to gild the lily, add just a few picholine olives as properly!

French Pickle Martini

When you’ve got ever had a Pickle Again and preferred it, you’ll love this martini.

Makes 1 giant martini

4 ounces Citadelle Cornichon Gin

1 tablespoon Cornichon pickle juice

2 cornichons and 1 pickled onion for garnish

1. Add ice to cocktail shaker.

2. Pour gin and pickle juice on high of ice. Place lid on shaker and shake vigorously.

3. Pressure right into a martini glass.

4. Place pickles and onion on a cocktail pic and place in glass for garnish.

5. Drink instantly.