Submarine Martini with Chios Mastiha Sugar Paste

Submarine Martini with Chios Mastiha Sugar Paste

The term submarine in the Greek kitchen has nothing to do with the mammothsized sandwiches that go by the same name in North America. In Greece a submarine is a spoonful of flavored sugar paste, as white as marble but soft and chewy. It gets its unusual name because it is literally submerged in water, a cool glassful at that, and enjoyed slowly. Here, the idea is the same, but instead of water a full-blown martini is the pool of choice.

1. Place 1 teaspoon of the sugar paste in a martini glass filled with crushed ice.

2. Pour the Chios Mastiha liqueur and vermouth in a shaker, shake 4 times and pour into the martini glass. Serve. 


Makes 1 serving

  • 1 teaspoon Chios Mastiha Sugar Paste*
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup Chios Mastiha liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp. dry vermouth

*You can find the Chios Mastiha scented sugar paste in Greek specialty food shops.