The Ritz-Carlton – Sarasota, FL and Jack Dusty

There are a number of entrees on the menu which take advantage of the region’s fresh seafood with more complex preparations such as the Sarasota Cioppino combing a selection of fish and shellfish in a citrus-scented tomato broth and of course, no restaurant in the South would be complete without their own version of Shrimp and Grits.  Jack Dusty’s recipe is served with Anson Mills Grits and Andouille Sausage.

Grilled Maine Lobster

Grilled Maine Lobster

Sarasota Cioppino

Sarasota Cioppino

This is the ideal time of year to visit Florida. With moderate temperatures (usually in the 70s and 80s), brilliant blue skies and sunshine, you will find the weather in Florida picture perfect and as we often say, like a Chamber of Commerce weekend. 😉  Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a quick break from the dreary weather, or a family vacation, Sarasota is a wonderful destination and the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota a beautiful resort property for accommodations and dining.

A walk along the beach with Beamer

A walk along the beach with Beamer

The bar at Jack Dusty has shared a recipe for one of their featured cocktails, a Tidewreck Martini.  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so Cheers!

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Tidewreck Martini

A Signature Cocktail from Jack Dusty – The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL


For martini:
1 1/4 oz. rosemary and thyme infused vodka
3/4 oz. fino sherry (dry vermouth)
2 bar spoons Cointreau
1 bar spoon Kummel (coriander seed liqueur)

Oyster Shell
Thyme sprigs
Rosemary sprigs
3 to 5 herb-vermouth-infused olives,* depending on the size of shell


Combine all of the ingredients in a small stainless shaker and then fill shaker with ice. Shake 20 to 30 seconds. Double strain into cocktail glass.

The bar serves the Tidewreck Martini in a chilled wide mouth champagne flute.

The garnish comes as “a side.”

The bar infuses Pimento Stuffed Green Queen Olives in a mixture of 3 parts dry vermouth, 1 part vodka with sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary (1 sprig thyme and 1 sprig rosemary for every cup of olives). Let marinate 48 hours.

Jack Dusty
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, FL

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