I’ve previously written about the Noilly Prat Classic Dry Martini cocktail, but what were the highlights that came out of this interesting take on the classic recipe?
1. With the historic Knickerbocker Hotel (birthplace of the classic dry martini cocktail) due to reopen its doors this year after almost a century, the revival of vermouth is set to continue in 2015
2. The first international Noilly Prat classic dry martini cocktail challenge kicked off with some of the world’s best bartenders showcasing their individual take on the recipe
3. Bartenders from London’s most established bars, including The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, Quo Vadis and 69 Colebrooke Row were invited to the brand’s home in Marseillan to create a contemporary twist on the classic dry martini cocktail using innovative ingredients
4. It was a white truffle infused, honey cocktail accompanied by a carefully hand stuffed olive that won the UK heats for Steve Lawson at London’s MASH in Soho
60 ml Noilly Prat
35 ml Bombay Sapphire
Half bar spoon of truffle honey
Garnish with hand stuffed olives
5. Both UK and German finalists have now been selected, with the French and U.S. heats set to take place in Spring 2015.
I think we need to get to London’s MASH in Soho and give this a go!
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