Thursday, July 05, 2007
Now You Can Make The “Expat Harem Martini”!
How many books do you own with their own drink named after it? Mixing your own Expat Harem Martini is a good way to spice up your book club gathering, enhance your summer soirees, or even add to an indulgent reading experience!
Sip the crisp and spicy concoction of vodka, green apple juice, lime, cucumber, and ginger beer created by international sommelier and bartender Joe McCanta (featured in July's Harper's Bazaar and FHM, August's Marie Claire).
McCanta, who is currently the cutting-edge mixologist at Saf Ecobistro & Martini Bar, debuted our organic cocktail in March and has kindly shared his delicious recipe, which you can now find on the Lifestyles page of the official Expat Harem website.
McCanta --a veteran of the East Village’s organic wine & martini bar Counter (yes, the one featured in the Sex in the City episode 76 where Sam meets Smith!)—created this literary libation after reading our locally-grown, internationally bestselling anthology. After launching the cocktail at a crowded event in Istanbul’s bohemian district, the Expat Harem Martini has now spread to some of Istanbul’s most sumptuous addresses (watch this space for more news or register for automatic updates). With Saf branches also opening in Geneva, Stockholm, London and Munich, the Expat Harem’s intoxicating effect will continue to spread!
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