If you’re a traditionalist at heart, then you can’t go wrong with a Classic Gin Martini, the perfect aperitif or great to sip alone when you’re unwinding after a busy day in London.
For those looking to wet their whistle before a meal out, look no further than the Classic Gin Martini with its simple, but highly effective ingredients.
We’ve all heard of a dry martini, but what’s the difference in taste between that and a wet one? Well, it all comes down to a liqueur called Vermouth. It’s a fortified wine jam-packed full of botanicals – spices, herbs, roots – that gives gin a wetter taste. Nowadays, it’s a norm to ask for extra dry martinis, which are just a splash of vermouth and the rest gin.
Originally, martinis were made with white vermouth – an extra dry form of the liqueur. For this reason, we’ve created the Classic Gin Martini with an exceptional dry vermouth called Belsazar. This German-made classic-style vermouth contains the fruity tastes of apricot and plum, alongside the bitter notes of cinchona. It’s the combination of the dry-tasting gin with the fruity, bitter vermouth that makes this a classy number.
If you’re looking for the ideal environment to test this classic cocktail out, then head on down to the Strand Palace’s gin bar.