Friday Cocktail: The Gold Dust Martini, London-style

On my last visit to London, whilst (that’s what they actually say) looking for a cute upscale bar (not a pub) at nearly 11pm with my Brit friend, we decided to head into this trendy looking bar on the ground floor of a quaint boutique hotel.

Sitting in a couple of hugely over-stuffed leather armchairs (sort of like what I imagine Sherlock Holmes sat in to do his deep thinking) we were approached by a very friendly waitress.  Not wanting my usual straight-up Grey Goose Martini with olives, I suggested that our server choose my beverage du nuit.

A few minutes later, I was totally astonished when regally presented with a Gold Martini.  Real gold dust was gently floating on the surface, while some sort of edible flower (not eaten by this ‘tini Gal!) lazed nearby.  OK…not only was this the most expensive Martini in the world, there was no way that I would drink it or even sip it.  A milk moustache is one thing…a gold one? Eww.  The recipe is very similar to a typical Cosmo, but here it is:

Gold Dust Martini
4 parts Citron Vodka – Grey Goose is preferred of course!
2 part Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 part fresh lime juice
2 parts cranberry juice
Edible gold dust
Foo-foo flower for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.  Shake well
and pour into chilled Martini glass.  Dust surface with edible
gold dust, garnish with edible flower and serve.

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