Trolley'd explore the world of bars and cocktails; words Byron Woolfrey, photos Christopher Thomas

Trolley'd boys Christopher Thomas and Byron Woolfrey take you on their adventures into Mixology, reporting on drinks, cocktails, bars, parties, style and music. We focus on Australian native and organic cocktail ingredients keeping our unique syrups and drinks so tasty and fresh.


Kaffir Lime & Green Apple Martini

Here's a little flashback to a cocktail recipe that got printed in Gourmet Traveller made by our very own Byron Woolfrey when he was mixing drinks at Tetsuya's


Kaffir Lime & Green Apple Martini

Kaffir Lime & Green Apple Martini


You'll need

  • 10 ml  dry vermouth, infused with lemongrass and kaffir lime (see note)
  • 45 ml  Grey Goose vodka
  • 5 ml  kaffir lime syrup (see note)
  • 25 ml  apple juice
  • 5 ml  lime juice
  • To serve:  very thinly sliced kaffir lime leaves


  • Place some ice in a cocktail shaker, then add infused vermouth. Strain vermouth and discard, reserving ice. Add vodka, syrup and combined juices and shake vigorously until icy cold (about 10 seconds). Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve garnished with kaffir lime leaves.

Note To make infused dry vermouth, add 1 stalk of lemongrass and 6 bruised kaffir lime leaves to 1 bottle of dry vermouth. Stand for 2 days before using. To make kaffir lime syrup, bring 100gm of caster sugar and 100ml of water to the simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves, then cool and blend with 5-6 kaffir lime leaves, strain and refrigerate until required.