Try this classic punchy cocktail from Kent's Updown restaurant, with an optional smoked eel gilda garnish to elevate
- Serves: 1 person
- 60ml vodka
- 10ml dry vermouth
- 1pickled green chilli
- 1big green pitted olive, plus 10ml olive brine
- 1small smoked eel fillet
Step 1If using the garnish, wrap the chilli around the olive and eel, and spear through the middle with a cocktail stick.
Step 2Chill a couple of martini glass in the freezer for a few minutes. Pack ice into a cocktail shaker or small jug and pour over the vodka, vermouth and olive brine.
Step 3Stir with a bar spoon until icy cold – this will take a couple of minutes. If including, put the garnish into the glass and strain the vodka mixture on top.