Don’t even try it

Charles Bukowski

Whether it’s betting on the horseraces or life itself, none of it really makes sense, does it? And yet it’s all wonderful … just like DRAGMA blended with absinthe, martini olives and a drop of maraschino liqueur.



40 ml DRAGMA Vermouth White Extra Dry

20 ml DRAGMA Vermouth Red Sweet

5 ml Maraschino liqueur

10 ml rosemary syrup

10 g fresh rosemary
250 ml hot water
400 g white sugar
Bring the water to boiling point, then add the sugar and rosemary. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then leave for a few hours to cool. Drain to remove the rosemary sprigs.

10 ml martini olive brine

1 cup of green olives
500 ml water
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp salt
Put the olives in a jar and press them well with a wooden spoon to release their natural juices. Separately, mix the water, vinegar and salt, then add the mixture to the olives in the jar, making sure that it covers the olives but leaves space to breathe at the top of the jar. Seal the jar tightly and shake it vigorously to blend the mixture and allow the olives to release more flavour. Place the jar in the fridge and be sure to shake it each time before use. The longer the mixture sits, the stronger the olive brine becomes.

150 ml tonic water

5 ml spray absinthe

Green martini olives




How to mix it

Add all the ingredients except the tonic water into a mixing glass and stir with ice.

Double strain the cocktail into a glass and top up with tonic water.

Spray with absinthe.

Decorate with green martini olives.

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