Tag: martini

Everything you need to know about Vermouth

Do you think of Vermouth as 1) a dusty cocktail-cabinet oddity or 2) an on-trend essential? Your answer will, doubtless, depend a great deal on how much time you spend in bars. Here, Sophie Thorpe (no stranger to a tipple) provides her essential guide to the drink

Vermut point

Vermouth – the hauntingly herbal element that elevates gin to a Martini – is extremely à la mode. Here our Spirits Specialist Rob Whitehead reveals the drink’s appeal – both on the rocks and in classic cocktails While it would be preposterous to even attempt to be certain about such things, it’s not impossible that […]

The Martini

Stylish, simple, sophisticated and very, very strong – Emily Miles explores why no other drink can match the Martini The gleam of glassware; the clatter of ice in shaker; the careful placement of pristine, starched napkin squares and taut-skinned olives: there is an exquisite theatre that surrounds a perfectly executed, perfectly presented cocktail. And no […]

Mixing the best martinis in London: Maurizio Schiavone

Maurizio Schiavone is Assistant Bar Manager at Dukes, London, home to the capital’s best martinis and some of its bartending greats. A native of Puglia, Maurizio has been refining his craft alongside manager Alessandro for seven years, ensuring that this enclave of Mayfair is never without some Italian style. Here he talks to our spirits […]