Belsazar, Meet Bond

Belsazar Vermouth Martini

To celebrate the release of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’, how about a recipe for a vermouth Martini that gives a nod to Bond’s favourite drink, but is delicately stirred to enhance the subtle flavours of Belsazar.

Made with Belsazar Dry, the Martini is enhanced with the fruity floral take and finished with bitter aromatics.

Classic Martini recipe:

40 ml Belsazar Dry
40 ml Tanqueray 10
1 dash orange bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Drink Like 007 With Spectre Cocktail At W London

Spectre

Make it your secret mission and channel the spirit of 007 at W London – Leicester Square. To celebrate the unveiling of Spectre, W London has created the Bond cocktail, a suitably stylish tipple to toast to the world’s most famous spy.

Smooth and sharp with a punchy kick, W London’s mixologists have combined Tanqueray 10 gin and premium Belvedere vodka with plum wine, creating a rich and fruity twist on the James Bond classic Martini. This sophisticated serve is topped off with a dash of Vermouth to give the concoction a strong and spicy finish.

Whether you are meeting friends for drinks, or are on a romantic date for two, stir up a celebration with the Spectre Cocktail and live like an MI5 agent for the evening.

Ingredients:

20ml Belvedere vodka
30ml Tanqueray 10 gin
30ml Plum Wine
10ml White Vermouth

Method:

Pour in all the ingredients, stir and serve in a coupette with a grapefruit twist

Available at the W Lounge at W London – Leicester Square for £10 from 23rd October- 8th November.

The Perfect Martini | Hendrick’s Gin

Hendricks - Martini
October is set to be the month of the Martini with all eyes focused on Britain’s most famous secret agent. What better way to enjoy this spell then to sit back and relax with a classic Martini.

Those looking to create this iconic cocktail at home should follow Hendrick’s Gin’s timeless recipe for pure libation fulfilment. The cocktail connoisseurs among us who strive for martini perfection, should head to Berners Tavern to observe and experience the specially crafted Hendrick’s Labour Saving Mechanical Martini Mechanism – a curious contraption that creates faultless martinis every time.

Hendrick’s Martini

50ml Hendrick’s Gin
7ml Dry Vermouth

Combine all in a mixing glass, stir to dilute, and chill. Strain into a martini glass.