Originally created by mixologist Humberto Marques at the Curfew bar in Copenhagen, Denmark, the eucalyptus martini was given its name by the bar owner. The focus of Marques’ work is on fresh ingredients in cocktails, and he has a number of fantastic recipes and flavor pairing studies. He created a unique and innovative cocktail with this one, which is one of his most fascinating creations. It is the eucalyptus syrup that makes this cocktail so unique.
This is a delicious homemade mixer that uses fresh eucalyptus leaves to flavor a 1:1 simple syrup. It is very easy to make. If you combine that with an amazing gin and lightly squeezed lime juice, the drink is tempered by a refreshing sweetness against a botanical backdrop. In addition to the egg white, you’ll need to add it to get a rich, foamy top that tantalizes your taste buds before eucalyptus kicks in.