January's Cocktail of the Month - the Dean Martini
Inspired by Dean Martin's classic songs, the Dean Martini combines the classic elegance of a Martini cocktail with the bitter tastes of orange and rhubarb that come from the addition of Aperol.
Mixed for the first time just five years ago, the Dean Martini pays homage not only to the crooner's enduring influence, but also to his love of Martini and an orangey variation that he was reputed to love, called the Flame of Love.
Mixed with Tanqueray London Dry Gin, the Dean Martini conjures up the warmth we all yearn for in winter. This February, there's no better time or place to enjoy a glass than when escaping the winter weather whilst warming yourself by the fire in the lounge at Greenhills.
All you need
30ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Tiny dash orange blossom water
Orange zest, to garnish
Mix it up
1. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker or pitcher filled with ice.
2. Stir or swirl together, but don't shake.
3. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Squeeze some of the zest over the glass to give it a taste of the orange oil and garnish with an orange zest twirl.