Martinique

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Discerning Drinkers (6 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Retro Coupe

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 2/3 fl oz Rhum J.M. Terroir Volcanique
1/6 fl oz La Fée Parisienne absinthe
1/4 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup
1/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

The Hotel Martinique's original signature cocktail was based on Jamaican rum but, given the name, Martinique agricole rum seemed more appropriate. Other than this swap I've respected the line-up of ingredients and arrived at proportions by trial and error.

History:

My interpretation of the 1930s signature cocktail from New York City's Hotel Martinique.

THE MARTINIQUE
This was a house secret but we can at least give you the ingredients. It was made with
Jamaica Rum
Absinthe
Grenadine
Orange Juice
Little Lemon Juice

New York City's Hotel Martinique's cocktail book, 1938

When Max Green assumed the role of bar director of Hotel Martinique's The Press Club Grill in 2023 he used the vintage menu above to reimagine the hotel's signature cocktail with the following recipe [courtesy of The Mix with Robert Simonson].

• 1 ounce Banks 5 Island Rum
• ½ ounce Appleton Reserve rum
• ¼ ounce Rhum JM Blanc
• ½ ounce Grand Marnier
• ¾ ounce Lemon
• ½ ounce Grenadine
Rinse a coupe with absinthe. Combine other ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Hard shake until chilled, about 5-7 seconds. Double strain into waiting glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

Max Green, The Press Club Grill, 2023

Nutrition:

One serving of Martinique contains 197 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 18.31% alc./vol. (36.62° proof)
  • 18.3 grams of pure alcohol
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