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Most people had arrived at Florería Atlántico (Tato’s bar, named 5th best bar in the world at the latest World 50 Best), shared some drinks and began to catch up again, when the first of many lockdowns was announced with immediate effect, meaning Chris had to run to the airport to catch one of the last flights back to Copenhagen.
Before boarding, his friend Tato gifted him a bottle of his own Vermouth Seco, which proved salutary for the days to come.
Now if you look at the concept of a Martini, it is essentially Gin and Vermouth - which makes it both easy and rather difficult to nail.
A great Martini is a Martini where both ingredients complement each other - applying this reasoning to the situation at hand, it meant finding a way for the beautiful floral notes of the plum to shine through, while giving room for this wine forward vermouth to be the back bone.
It so happens that Chris’ favorite Martini (the Hoffman House) involves orange bitters. And so, as one does, Chris started working on housemade bitters to complement The Plum, I Suppose and Tato’s vermouth seco.
How to make the Plumtini with Chris, Head of Research & Development
Here is an alternative recipe if you're unable to get this kit:
From 10cl — 32% ABV. — 13€