Cocktail: Under the Tuscan Sun | Bartender: Michele Maffei

Inspired by my love for sauté mushrooms and the movie that bears the same name. Created for the Elit Art of Martini Competition. It’s a earthy Martini great before your meal or as night cup. It didn’t win the world championship in Ibiza but was very appreciate by all. Currently on our cocktail menu at Noce.

Cocktail: Under the Tuscan Sun | Bartender Atlas

2oz Elit Vodka
0.5 Dolin Dry Vermouth
0.5 Martini Rossi Sweet Vermouth infused with shiitake mushrooms
Mist of Green Chartreuse

Add all ingredient to a mixing glass except Green Chartreuse. Add ice. Stir until cold. Mist cocktail glass with Green Chartreuse and strain into glass. Garnished with lemon thyme sprig.

Michele Maffei
My name is Michele Maffei, bar manager of the new revamped Noce restaurant and bar in Toronto (875 Queen Street West). Born and raised in Italy (Naples) I fell in love with Toronto in 1999 and started bartending and learning the cocktail world in 2011. Today you can find me beyond the new cocktail bar of Noce always with a smile and my Italian charm. Ciao belli!!
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