Frozen/chilled green grape
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 2/3 fl oz||O/Purist Tsipouro|
|1/2 fl oz||Sauvignon blanc wine|
|1/4 fl oz||Honey syrup (3 honey to 1 water)|
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Martini-esque in style but with gin's juniper-led botanical character replaced by a Greek grape distillate (Tsipouro) with vinous notes enhanced, and flavoursome acidity provided, by a splash of dry white wine (ideally Dafni or even Assyrtiko but Sauvignon Blanc also works well). A spoon of honey (again preferably Greek orange blossom) provides the all-important balancing richness of flavour.
If honey syrup is not to hand then substitute 5ml of 2:1 sugar syrup or 7.5ml of 1;1 simple syrup
Created by yours truly in January 2021, due to the use of a grape spirit and white wine, this Martini-like cocktail was going to be called a Greek White Martini but then I discovered "Lefkó", is the Greek word for the colour white, and apropriatly also a synonym for white Greek grape varieties used in winemaking.
There are approximately 133 calories in one serving of Lefkó Martini.