CHALAYAN SS 2013 A Martini in a modern version


It looks like a slice of orange but it is not!

The Martini, which has made Charlize Theron famous in 1993, today it will make you famous too. Do you remember the commercial? No, I’m not saying you have to wear a knit dress and show your beauty to everyone. I’ll give you only a little advice that will generate an expression of enthusiasm on your friends’ faces. Before serving the cocktail, prepare jellied orange cubes, which will replace the typical slice inside of the glass. You can also use alphabet letter stencils, so that each one will have its own initials (no glass markers, please, I think they are so sad). Of course, when the cocktail is finished, even the oranges in a modern version will end up in your stomach and the only thing that remain will be a feeling of euphoria. If you are going to organize an aperitif at your place soon, have a look at the cocktails  list!


Recipe. FOR 1 PERSON

1 Martini glass + 8 parts of Dry Gin (Tanqueray or Bombay are fine) + 1 part Extra Dry Vermouth (Martini & Rossi) + 2 ice cubes + jellied orange.

The perfect Martini is cold, dry, light and pure. Put the ice in a shaker with extra dry Vermouth (Martini & Rossi) and Gin (which I suggest you keep in the freezer). Mix and pour into a chilled Martini glass, adding the diced jellied orange.


2 Oranges + 2 teaspoons of agar agar.

2 Squeeze oranges and put the juice in a small saucepan. Add 2 teaspoons of agar agar, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for 10 minutes until the mixture has firmed up. Remove the mixture and cut into cubes. Make a jellied product is very easy, and agar agar is completely vegetable.


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