Everything tastes better that ends in ‘tini

Lately I’ve found that all the best drinks on Saigon’s menus are some variation of the martini. Favourites (so far) include:

Xu’s Saketini is a Japanese-inspired take on the classic martini – mixing sake and vodka, with daikon as the olive’s savoury substitute.
Basil Martini@Amber Room
One of classy, upscale Amber Room’s signature drinks, the Basil Martini is highly fragrant and refreshing. A bit left of centre from the usual cocktail friendly herbs like mint, basil works with vodka suprisingly well!
Rose Martini@Warda
The Rose Martini is a delicious, middle eastern take on the martini – like Turkish Delight in a glass. I have a huge soft spot for all things rose flavoured, so this may be my favourite Saigon cocktail to date…
Other flavours I love in martinis are vanilla, lemongrass, lychee, chilli and kaffir lime – what about you?

2 Responses

  1. Baron's Life May 10, 2009 / 6:22 am

    Of course it does…she wore an itsy bitsy tinny winny

  2. henno May 11, 2009 / 8:40 am

    I agree! Yum. Another must: The Cyclotini @ QBar. Tanqueray Gin, Vermouth & Absinthe.

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