Waking up and not seeing your own breath hang morbidly in the air, coatless afternoons, loads of bank holidays, the promise of summer holidays, your first BBQ of the year… spring brings many great things. But nothing beats the shaking off of winter menus and introduction of light, fresh and invigorating bar and restaurant inclusions that took a back seat during the short days and heavy, warming flavours.
Whilst we’re still tweaking the final touches of the Megaro Bar Spring / Summer ’14 Collection we thought we’d get you all hot under the collar with a little anticipation of what is to come. And thus, we begin by introducing the Fisherman’s Martini as our first teaser to the upcoming collection.
It wasn’t quite the epic battle concocting our twist on a classic martini as Hemingway’s Santiago encountered with the giant marlin, but the results are certainly as staggering. Drawing inspiration from Plymouth gin’s naval history our Head Bartender Nico has developed a – naturally – wet martini aromatised with Old Man and the Sea essence.
Whilst the full ingredients list will remain a secret (perhaps we’ll detail it in a message in a bottle), we can disclose that we have balanced the gentle wave of the Plymouth martini with distinctly seaward ingredients to evoke the lingering memories floating in front of the Old Man and the Sea as he drifted vainly across open water in search of his fish.
40ml Plymouth Navy Gin
20ml dry vermouth
Aromatised with Old Man and the Sea essence
The best - well, one of - martini in London!
If you weren’t lurking somewhere near a tube station in time to scoop a copy of Shortlist Magazine the other week, our Fisherman’s Martini was featured as one of the top five Martini serves in London. We’ve included the article below, just for boasting purposes of course.
Megaro Bar will be serving up the Fisherman’s Martini Monday – Saturday nights long into the balmy promise of summer.