By the end of a deliciously bitter night, 2017 champions Daffy’s Gin was beaten by Scottish distillers Arbikie Gin in partnership with bartender Francesco from The Gibson. The combination of Arbikie AK Gin, Sea Herbs Vermouth and Smoked Liquid garnished with lemon zest and served with style, created a unique and innovative twist on the classic Martini that impressed judges Mark Ludmon of Bar Magazine, Annie Hayes of Master of Malt and Witek Wojaczek of Artesian Bar at The Langham.
- 55ml Aks Arbikie
- 8 ml of sea herbs vermouth
- 2 drop smoked liquid
- Lemon zest
Chill the Martini glass with dry ice and zest the mixing glass. Next place chunks of ice into the mixing glass, add all of the ingredients and stir. Remove the dry ice from the Martini glass and pour the mixture into the glass, adding a piece of lemon zest to garnish