This northern twist on a classic Martinez uses an Arctic Rose Vermouth Reduction — which produces a beautiful pale-pinkish hue reminiscent of a sunset over Arctic snow. The delicate Arctic Rose (AKA Wild Rose) is a variety that grows wild in almost every Canadian province and into the northern territories.
Makes 1 drink
1 oz gin, such as Victoria Spirits Gin
2 oz Arctic Rose Vermouth Reduction
1 tsp (5 mL) Aperol
1 dried rose petal, preferably Arctic Rose for garnish
Place all ingredients (except garnish) in a shaker. Add ice. Stir to chill. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a dried rose petal.
ARCTIC ROSE VERMOUTH REDUCTION
Place 12 oz Bianco Vermouth and 3 to 4 edible dried rose buds, preferably Arctic Rose (see Buyer’s Guide, page xx) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and gently boil until reduced to one third. Let cool completely. Fine strain or strain through cheesecloth. Syrup will keep well, refrigerated in a sealed container for 1 month.
Makes 1⁄2 cup (125 mL) vermouth reduction