Valencia Martini with a Twist

COCKTAIL RECIPES > Valencia Martini with a Twist

A Hartshorn Twist on the Valencia Martini created especially for our Gin Society members.


60mL Sheep Whey gin
15mL La Goya Manzanilla Sherry
10mL Oleo Saccharum
6 Lemon Verbena leaves


1. Clap or lightly muddle the lemon and verbena leaves into the bottom of a mixing glass.
2. Add gin, sherry and oleo saccharum, top the mixing glass with ice and stir.
2. Single-strain into a sparkling wine glass and garnish with lemon verbena.

* Oleo Saccharum is a citrus sugar syrup made from the zest of citrus fruit, usually lemons or blood oranges. To make it, peel the skin off the citrus fruit, place it in a bowl and toss it with granulated sugar. Leave it to sit for a few hours. The sugar will extract the citrus oil from the peel. Strain, store in an airtight container, chill and use as required.

Ash Turner
Gin Society Expert