Martini anyone? Whether you’re a gin or vodka fan, we’ve got a winning base for you. In the vodka corner we have Elit, smooth-as-you-like thanks to its signature freeze-filteration process, and representing gin we have the re-released Beefeater Crown Jewel, weighing in at a hefty 50% ABV.
Martinis feature in our book choice, ‘Cocktails, A Still Life’, written by Christine Sismondo and James Waller and starring stunning oil paintings by Todd M. Casey, while artfully made drinks are on the menu at Line in Athens, the latest offering from Vasilis Kyritsis, Nikos Bakoulis and Dimitri Dafopoulos.
In the hotseat we have Dawn Davies, Buying Director at Speciality Drinks and The Whisky Exchange. Who better to ask how to buy, what to try and what we’ll be drinking in 2023.
The Cocktail Lovers podcast, Episode 7, Season 4 – listen here!
What we’re mixing:
30ml dry vermouth
75ml London Dry Gin
1 dash Orange Bitters
2 green olives
Add the vermouth to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir. Discard the vermouth, then add the gin to the ice with Orange Bitters and stir. Strain into a chilled Martini or Nick & Nora glass, add the two olives and serve.
Catch up with all previous episodes of The Cocktail Lovers Podcasts:
The Cocktail Lovers Podcast Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4
The Cocktail Lovers theme music is by Travis ‘T-Bone’ Watson
Looking ahead for how to buy and drinks to try for the festive season with Dawn Davies
From the library…
What we’re tasting…
Where we’ve been…
The Cognac Show – 10-11 March 2023
The Rum Show – 14-15 July 2023
The Whisky Show – 29 Sept-1 October 2023
The Champagne Show – November 2023 dates tbc
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