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Shaken, Not Stirred

Jul.07.2014

Martini by day, agent provocateur by night, this recipe will conspire against your inclination for your regular, dry martini whether it be stirred or shaken.

This martini could easily have been another one of 007’s secret weapons with its ability to disarm with only one sip. The lemon peels for this particular martini in the role of garnish, ousting the traditional olive, replaces classy with sassy. Meanwhile, the sultry tempest of mango caresses the tartness of lemon in a martini agent provocateur.

This is an unstoppable new classic that even Ms. Moneypenny would give in to with its charming seduction and confident nature. The liqueur glides ever so gently through the body, effortlessly, and is noticed only after it is too late.

Place in your NOC list of recipes that will otherwise self-destruct in 10 seconds after reading. Always be on your guard and assassinate any thoughts of recipe dissemination. The challenge lies in keeping this recipe ‘classified’.

Undertake this clandestine assignment knowing that spies are everywhere. Sleeper cells amongst your closest friends would kill for this recipe. Keep it close and For Your Eyes Only – at least until they accredit you with compliments befitting those of MI6.

Welcome to our undercover agency and to a martini to Never Say Never to…


· ingredients ·

  • 3.53 oz (100g)                   Tealeaves Lemon Mango Tango (Master Blend No. 2040)
  • 25.36 oz (750 ml)              Vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml)                        Infused vodka
  • 2 oz (60 ml)                        Pineapple juice
  • 1 splash                               Vermouth
  • Garnish                               Lemon Peel

· steps ·

To make tea infusion:

Add 3.53 oz (100g) Lemon Mango Tango tisane per 25.36 oz (750ml) bottle of vodka

Steep 48+ hours – the longer the steep, the sweeter the infusion.

Strain tea out.

To mix:

In an ice filled martini shaker add:

  • 1 oz (30 ml) infused vodka
  • 2 oz (60 ml) pineapple juice
  • A splash of vermouth

Shake well and serve into a well chilled martini glass.

Garnish – Lemon/Orange peel

Take a long, well deserved sip.


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