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Dry Martini (15:1 ratio) Montgomery's
Bone dry - a superbly cleansing Martini. Through experimentation we have found that 15:1 Martinis are better shaken rather than stirred. Conversely 3:1
Left Bank Martini
An aromatic, dry blend. Modern bartending convention would suggest that this drink should be stirred. However, it's much better shaken. Go easy with the
One Sip Martini
One sip is never enough of a really good thing – see our Three Gulps Martini.
Classically made with dry vermouth, this vintage cocktail is so much better with bianco vermouth – in which case, ripe pineapple fruitiness and rye whiskey
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
Añejo Old Fashioned
A hint of agave syrup sweetness knocks and dilution from the stirred ice knocks back the spirit's fire while opening and releasing agave flavours. If
Benton's Old Fashioned
Even vegetarians like bacon and everybody likes Old Fashioneds.
Tequila and lavender are a match made in heaven, made more complex with herbal wine notes from the vermouth, aromatised by delicately fruity maraschino
More approachable than a stirred Dry Martini and downright soft compared to a Naked Martini.
De La Louisiane #4
A rye-based Sweet Manhattan made even sweeter with herbal Bénédictine liqueur and bittered with Peychaud's and absinthe. Originally made with equal
Dry Martini (10:1 ratio) Preferred Shaken
There's something about shaking a Dry Martini (as opposed to stirring a Martini) that amplifies the vermouth notes meaning that shaken Martinis need less
Dry Martini (15:5 dumped) Franklin
A Dry Martini named after Franklin Roosevelt and garnished with two olives.
Dry Martini (7:1 ratio) Embury's
Readers of Embury will know he had a bone dry palate and Martinis made to his specification are just that, and with the correct dilution, fabulous.
A bittersweet, herbal old-school drink that's in line for rediscovery.
Gin Blossom Martini
Fragrant apricot eau-de-vie nestles alongside piney gin botanicals with faint sweetness from herbal vermouth.
Brilliantly balanced and composed, this is a rum-forward boozy digestive with herbal complexity and enlivening ginger to contemplate a great meal and a
Improved Whiskey Cocktail
An Old-Fashioned improved by the addition of maraschino liqueur.
Adapted from a recipe created in 2019 by Erick Castro at Polite Provisions, San Diego, USA. Erick's original recipe calls for a grasshopper salt rim made
M & M
Deliciously simple, boozy, vaguely Negroni-like, very tasty, and perfect for late-night sipping.
I must confess to preferring my Manhattans served Sweet, or Perfect at a push. The Manhattan is complex, challenging and moreish. Best of all, it's available