The Treaty of Amity and Commerce between France and Japan celebrated its 160th anniversary on October 9, 2018. To mark the occasion, Chief Bartender at L’Apogée Courchevel and Château Saint-Martin & Spa, Philippe Kraemer, and his bar-back, Soraya Gady, created the now-legendary Sake cocktail they call Eisai Martini. This smooth martini balances bitter notes with an invigorating hint of ginger and green tea, and is named after the Zen monk who brought matcha back to Japan from China in 1191.
Why not try to mix one at home?
Eisai Martini cocktail
Ground fresh ginger and timut peppercorns
1 tsp matcha powder
20ml ginger syrup
To garnish: orange rind + peppercorns + pansy flower
Santé! Kanpai!… Cheers!