Rich says “Martini is not traditionally a winter drink, but here I’ve infused Honteri with ginger and cardamom to give it a real warm and wintry depth. I’ve also reversed the proportions of the martini, using less vodka and more vermouth – so it’s what we call a ‘wet-style’ drink. The Honteri adds real sweetness and a rounded flavour but most importantly texture, which for me is so important in cocktails!”
5g crushed cardamom
50g sliced ginger
1. Infuse the crushed cardamom, sliced ginger and Honteri overnight and then filter.
2. Add 35ml Vodka (Rich uses Haku) & Dry Vermouth (Rich uses Dolin) to a chilled martini glass, and finish with 15ml of the infused Honteri.
Having opened both Duck & Waffle and Sushisamba in 2012, Rich Woods, AKA ‘The Cocktail Guy’ is a multi-award-winning bartender. Impressing critics, connoisseurs and media alike, in 2014 he earned first place in the UK and Ireland Bombay Sapphire’s ‘World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition’ followed by second place in the world finals.
In 2015 he received the honour of being the first bartender to participate in the highly prestigious charity event ‘Who’s Cooking Dinner?’. Rich has made numerous radio and TV appearances, such as the Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and ITV’s This Morning. Most recently he was listed among the London Evening Standard’s Progress 1000, as one of the most influential people in the capital and led team London to win the 24hr Bar Build competition.
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