As part of Potato Week, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon has created a Salt and Vinegar Vodka Martini cocktail, as an introduction drink before sampling their one week only Potato tasting menu.
Sounds horrible? Far from it, this is a really exciting drink.
Created using a starting point of the finest UK Potato vodka, Chase Marmalade Vodka (produced in England by Chase Distillery) it is mixed with Martini, further spirits and citrus juices over ice and shaken. Poured through a shaker sieve, a dash if good malt vinegar is injected into the base of the cocktail and allowed to rise naturally.
The drink is served in a fine salt rimmed cocktail glass and dressed with a Salt and Vinegar potato skin slice.
The Alcohol by Volume of Chase Marmalade is 40%, which is far higher than the average for Potato Vodka, so the cocktail maintains its kick. The vinegar teases the nose to give a strong aroma, and the taste is delicate enough with the salt to make the vodka drink flavour, with the lime sharpness come through clearly. One drinker said it was like drinking a salt and vinegar crisp. Everyone thought the taste was wickedly different and beyond the normal bounds of what you would think of, yet it worked well and most came back for a second one.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon said: “We’re always excited to create something truly inspirational and unique. Potatoes can be cooked in so many different ways and the tasting menu we have developed shows that. The cocktail is just another extension showing the versatility of the Potato”
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