Martin Special
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Martin Special
Cocktail recipe

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The Martin Special is a refreshing cocktail that brings together the warmth of whiskey with the lightness of soda water, complemented by the tartness of lime and the distinct tropical ... more The Martin Special is a refreshing cocktail that brings together the warmth of whiskey with the lightness of soda water, complemented by the tartness of lime and the distinct tropical note of kiwi. Served in a lowball glass, this drink caters to those who appreciate a balance of fruity and spirited flavors in their cocktail experience. Its unique combination invites an interesting contrast between the robustness commonly associated with whiskey and the playful, summery hints afforded by the kiwi and lime, making it an intriguing choice for a laid-back gathering or a casual evening at home.
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21.62% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
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Method
How to make a Martin Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a lowball glass with ice and add two shots of Southern Comfort, a shot of soda water, the juice of one kiwi and some lime juice
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Martin Special?

The ideal glassware for serving a Martin Special is a lowball glass. This type of glass complements the cocktail's aesthetics and enhances the drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Kiwi with another fruit in a Martin Special?

Yes, you can substitute kiwi with another fruit in a Martin Special. Passion fruit or mango could be good alternatives, offering a similar level of sweetness and tartness to complement the whiskey and lime.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it crucial to stir the Martin Special, or can it be shaken?

For a Martin Special, it is recommended to stir the cocktail instead of shaking it. Stirring helps to maintain the cocktail's clarity and texture, which is preferable for this specific mix.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Martin Special compare to a classic whiskey sour?

A Martin Special has an alcohol content of 21.62%, which is slightly lower than a classic whiskey sour, typically around 23-25% alcohol by volume (ABV), depending on the proportions and specific recipe used. The difference is due to the addition of soda water and fruit in the Martin Special, which dilutes the cocktail slightly.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of whiskey is best used in a Martin Special?

For a Martin Special, a smooth, mellow whiskey works best to complement the sweetness of the kiwi and lime. A bourbon or a rye whiskey, depending on personal preference for a sweeter or spicier profile, respectively, would be suitable choices.

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