It’s World Martini Day and the celebration is high in the eve….but one truly send out. Master Mixologist, Rael Petit has created New York City’s first-ever, glow-in-the-dark light bulb martini. This cocktail was created exclusively for World Martini Day, where consumers can order “The Illumination” at Delilah in New York City. The glowing cocktail features elit Vodka and illuminates with the help of Vitamin B2 and is reactive to a black light. It rests underneath an ice sculpture that doubles as a cooling system, chilling the cocktail to perfection before it is served. The cocktail is inserted into the ice sphere through a hole that is formed by a blow torch and once the cocktail is chilled, consumers can reach their hand in and enjoy the drink.
Rael was inspired to create “The Illumination” using elit Vodka because the brand is most recognized for its freeze filtration method.
Here’s the recipe so you can recreate the drink at home:
– 2 parts elit Vodka
– ¾ part Dolin Dry Vermouth
– ¾ part Dolin White Vermouth
– 4 drops Vitamin B2
Method: Garnish the drink with a cocktail onion on a metal skewer. To serve, place drink into ice vessel by burning the side of the ice with a torch then place drink in the bottom. To drink, reach hand inside ice sphere and remove from ice to enjoy.
Ice sphere method: Fill balloon to desired size, release air bubble from the top, tie and hang in freezer with a plate underneath. Wait until a shell is frozen. Use a blow torch in the center of the ice sculpture to make a hole. Then release the water and continue to use the blow torch to make the hole bigger. Return it to the freezer until it’s time to serve.