STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
Lemon zest twist
Hopefully it's ‘Special’! ‘Brew’ refers to both the use of Byrrh (pronounced beer) and sake (which is brewed). To be a true ‘Martini’ a cocktail should have both gin and vermouth – we tried gin but vodka worked so much better. Byrrh doesn’t qualify as a vermouth as while an aromatised wine it lacks wormwood – an omission made up for in this drink with a dash of absinthe.
Created 21st February 2015 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.