Celebrate World Martini Day With Noilly Prat

Noilly Prat

The classic dry martini cocktail is one of the world’s most internationally recognised cocktails and on Friday 19 June, we celebrate its longstanding reputation with World Martini Day. NOILLY PRAT®, one of the world’s finest French vermouths since 1813, is a key ingredient in the classic dry martini cocktail. Here are four ways to celebrate World Martini Day with Noilly Prat.

Enjoy the original, world class Noilly Prat classic dry martini cocktail recipe or discover three unique expressions, inspired and created by some of the world’s best bartenders for Noilly Prat’s inaugural cocktail challenge. Since the competition began in September 2014, leading drinks experts from around the world judged each bartender’s twist on the iconic classic dry martini cocktail.

CLASSIC DRY MARTINI COCKTAIL

Ingredients:
1 part Noilly Prat Original Dry
2 parts GREY GOOSE® vodka or BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin
Dash of orange bitters
Lucques olive to garnish

Method:
1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice + stir well
2. Single strain into a classic cocktail glass
3. Garnish with a cocktail onion

NOILLY PRAT DRY MÉDITERRANÉE
WINNER OF THE 2015 NOILLY PRAT CLASSIC DRY MARTINI COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

Created by: Romain de Saussure, Prescription Cocktail Club, Paris, France

Ingredients:
20ml Noilly Prat Original Dry
40ml homemade tincture (Bombay Sapphire infused with Noilly Prat, green olives and rosemary)
Grapefruit peel

Method:
1. Prepare and clean martini glasses and chill in the freezer
2. Fill a mixing glass with ice
3. Add Noilly Prat Original Dry and Bombay Sapphire
4. Add the grapefruit peel and stir until perfectly diluted and cold
5. Strain into chilled glasses and garnish with rosemary and cheese (optional)


NOILLY PRAT FRENCH PRIDE

Created by: Steve Lawson, MASH, London, UK

Ingredients:
60 ml Noilly Prat Original Dry
35 ml Bombay Sapphire
Half bar spoon of truffle honey
Garnish with hand stuffed olives

Method:
1. Pour 60ml of Noilly Prat Original Dry into a mixing glass with ice
2. Add 35ml of Bombay Sapphire and stir
3. Add half a barspoon of truffle honey
4. Strain and serve in a classic dry martini cocktail glass
5. Garnish with hand stuffed olives
NOILLY PRAT THE DAYBOAT’S RETURN

Created by: Piotr Sajdak, Little Red Door, Paris, France

Ingredients:
40ml Noilly Prat Original Dry
20ml Bombay Sapphire
10ml Ocean tincture (10ml of oil of anchovies | 50ml of polish spirit | 20ml violet)

Method:
1. Fill a mixing glass with ice
2. Add Noilly Prat Original Dry and Bombay Sapphire
3. Add homemade Ocean tincture
4. Stir slowly
5. Strain into a chilled coupe glass
6. Garnish with a linen bag as a nod to the fishermen

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