Bombay Brings Valentines Together

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This Valentine’s weekend, treat your loved one to an exquisitely different, romantic experience with Star of Bombay and Dry Martini, the new chic venue at the Melia White House Hotel.

Available exclusively at Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas, the Star of Bombay cocktail and dessert experience ‘Be My Valentine’ will provide a deliciously different date for gin-lovers. The uniquely romantic serve includes notes of dark chocolate, strawberries and rose water and is paired with a decadent chocolate dessert, a truly elegant way to while away the hours with your Valentine.

‘Be My Valentine’ experience is available exclusively at Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas at The Melia White House London from 12th – 14th February, priced at £28 for two cocktails and a dessert.

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Be My Valentine
Be My Valentine

A rich decadent serve, perfect for gin-lovers this Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients:

40ml Star of Bombay
22ml Strawberry Shrub
20ml Sauterne Wine
10ml Cava
8ml Godiva Dark Chocolate
Rose Petal and grapes to garnish

Method:

Pour all ingredients into a shaker except Cava
Add ice and shake vigorously
Double strain into a chilled coupe glass previously decorated with chocolate on the rim
Garnish with a rose petal and grapes

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Ingredients:

35 ml Bombay Sapphire
20ml Peter Herring Cherry
10ml Amontillado Sherry
Top with Tonic
Orange Peel to garnish

Method:

Pour the Bombay Sapphire, Peter Herring Cherry and Amontillado Sherry into a Balloon glass, Fill with ice. Top with premium tonic and Garnish with orange peel

Cocktail Workshops at Dry Martini London The Melia White House Hotel

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Dry Martini London at the Melia White House Hotel is the most recent opening from the team behind the award-winning Barcelona institution of the same name. The first UK outpost by the legendary Javier de las Muelas, the team will be bringing the skill and care that underlines Dry Martini’s philosophy to a series of consumer cocktail masterclasses, available to book from 1st March. The unique selection of mixology classes will show guests how to make a range of fantastic drinks whilst having fun and learning things they didn’t know about the world of drinks.

Hosted by Dry Martini’s expert team, the three masterclasses will be available to groups of all sizes and offer guests a unique guide through the tricks of the cocktail trade, as well as letting them get behind the bar to mix up their own creations. Guests can choose between three masterclasses:

  • Gin & Tonic Masterclass
    • Learn the history and secrets behind the quintessential British drink, including the origins and different types of gin, the origins of tonic water, how the drink has evolved over time and perfect serves around the world
  • Dry Martini Heritage
    • The history and heritage behind the world’s most glamorous drink and what makes the perfect serve, including the Dry Martini bar’s ritual and how to perfect your own personal serve
  • Gin & Tonic by Fever-Tree
    • Learn how to make the perfect G&T and how botanicals pair with different flavoured Fever-Tree tonics, including a gin tasting session, a tonic tasting session and a participative workshop to find your personal favourite

The masterclasses offer a unique insight into some of the most iconic serves on the planet, allowing guests to get in touch with their inner bartender and ignite a passion for the perfect drink, delving into the wealth of knowledge and experience that has made Dry Martini one of the best cocktail bars in the world.

For those who want to take some of their new found mixology skills home, there will be an exclusive Dry MartiniHeritage giftpack available to buy, including a branded Dry Martini cocktail shaker and bottle of Tanqueray No. TEN.

Each masterclass lasts 60 minutes and is priced at £35 which includes two drinks. For further enquiries, please contact: events.mwh@melia.com

Dry Martini London

Melia White House 

Albany Street, Regents Park
London NW1 3UP

 

The World’s Leading Bartenders Cause A Stir At The First Noilly Prat Classic Dry Martini Cocktail Challenge

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THE NOILLY PRAT CLASSIC DRY MARTINI COCKTAIL CHALLENGE

NOILLY PRAT®, one of the world’s finest French vermouths, kicked off its first ever International Noilly Prat classic dry martini challenge on 1 September 2014 with some of the world’s best bartenders judged by leading drinks experts. In recognition of Noilly Prat’s rightful place in the history of this iconic cocktail, 2 of the 4 markets participating have already caused a stir at the brand’s home in Marseillan showcasing their individual take on the classic dry martini cocktail. With the winners from the DachNordic and UK markets having been selected, there will be fierce competition at the upcoming heats with the French and US markets in early 2015 to earn the all expenses paid trip to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York in May 2015.

SETTING THE SCENE

What better setting to host the Noilly Prat classic dry martini cocktail challenge than at the home of Noilly Prat, situated in the pretty fishing village of Marseillan that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The challenge begins with an exclusive tour of La Maison Noilly Prat where both competitors and judges are given the opportunity to discover the closely guarded secrets of creating Noilly Prat.

From the tasting of the local grape varietals picpoul and clairette that are used in the creation of Noilly Prat Original Dry, to the discovery of the unique outdoor ageing process of L’Enclos and the time-honoured process used to blend the secret recipe of herbs and spices, the guests uncover over 200 years of history and heritage, which has made Noilly Prat world-renowned amongst the top on-trade.

THE CHALLENGE. THE RULES.

Having been immersed into the long-standing craftsmanship of Louis Noilly’s original recipe, the bartenders were charged with the seemingly simple, but notoriously complex challenge of creating the world’s best tasting classic dry martini cocktail at Le Bar Noilly Prat. Participants were judged on the complete experience, from the serving ritual and storytelling through to the temperature, glassware and taste of the serve, which must use only 3 ingredients.

THE WORLD’S BEST TASTING NOILLY PRAT CLASSIC DRY MARTINI COCKTAIL

With the winner from the DachNordic market, Gabriel Daun, and the winner from the UK market, Steve Lawson with his serve French Pride, we wait with anticipation to discover the winner of the French and US heats, with the international winner of the Noilly Prat classic dry martini cocktail challenge being announced in April 2015.
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