San Martin
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San Martin
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4.8 / 5
San Martin is a classic cocktail that combines the strong flavors of gin, vermouth, and Chartreuse to create a bold and complex drink. Named after the scenic district in Lima, ... more San Martin is a classic cocktail that combines the strong flavors of gin, vermouth, and Chartreuse to create a bold and complex drink. Named after the scenic district in Lima, Peru, this cocktail is a nod to the vibrant and electrifying feeling of the city. The gin provides a crisp and refreshing base while the red vermouth adds a touch of sweetness and depth. The addition of the yellow Chartreuse, a French herbal liqueur, brings a distinctive herbal and floral note to the mix. The outcome is a well-balanced cocktail that is both strong and smooth, making it the perfect sip for those who enjoy a sophisticated and robust drink. The San Martin is a drink that captures the essence of the district it is named after, lively and full of flavor.
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32% | 4.32 units *

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Ingredients

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45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The San Martin cocktail is a masterful blend of gin, red vermouth, and yellow Chartreuse, creating a nuanced landscape of flavors that’s both bold and refined. The gin's botanical crispness, paired with the herbal sweetness of the Chartreuse and the subtle richness of the vermouth, crafts a complex yet balanced drink perfect for those who appreciate depth in their cocktails.

Method
How to make a San Martin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted then strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with an orange wheel and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of the San Martin cocktail?

The San Martin cocktail offers a unique and complex flavor profile. The gin provides a botanical and slightly floral base, the red vermouth adds a sweet, fruity, and herbal layer, and the Yellow Chartreuse introduces a distinct herbal and slightly spicy character. Together, these ingredients create a balanced, aromatic, and nuanced drink with a hint of sweetness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should the San Martin cocktail be garnished?

The San Martin cocktail is typically served in a cocktail glass without a specific garnish. However, a common garnish to enhance its appearance and add a subtle aroma could be a twist of lemon peel or an orange peel. The citrus notes can complement the botanical flavors of the cocktail.

FAQ

Can the San Martin cocktail be made with different types of gin?

Yes, the San Martin cocktail can be made with different types of gin. While a classic London Dry Gin is commonly used for its crisp and botanical profile, experimenting with other gins like an Old Tom Gin for a sweeter touch or a contemporary gin for unique botanicals can personalize the cocktail to one's taste preferences.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the San Martin cocktail?

While the San Martin cocktail is traditionally alcoholic, a non-alcoholic version can be crafted using non-alcoholic substitutes for gin, red vermouth, and Yellow Chartreuse. These substitutes include non-alcoholic spirits that mimic gin, aromatized non-alcoholic wine for red vermouth, and herbal syrups or non-alcoholic herbal liqueurs for Yellow Chartreuse.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the San Martin cocktail?

The San Martin cocktail, with its sophisticated and complex flavor profile, is best suited for formal occasions or as an elegant apéritif before dinner. Its balanced and refined taste makes it an excellent choice for cocktail parties, special celebrations, or any event where an impression of sophistication is desired.

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