HOW TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE MARTINI WITH BERKELEY SQUARE GIN

HOW TO MAKE THE ULTIMATE MARTINI WITH BERKELEY SQUARE GIN

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Mayfair is renowned for its famous and noteworthy James Bond landmarks. To name just a few, No 27 Green Street was Bond writer Ian Fleming’s birthplace (and home for some time) and what is now the US Embassy by Grovesnor Square was owned by Fleming's grandfather. The Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve was Fleming's wartime club and Duke's Hotel is the place where Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan famously came to celebrate their Bond roles with a martini - shaken, not stirred.

Berkeley Square London Dry Gin is one of the world's most luxurious gins, beautifully bottled and found in many of Mayfair's most famous bars. Distilled in small batches using the tiny copper still No. 8. at the world's oldest gin distillers, G&J Distillery (est. 1761), created using a unique method of ‘bouquet garni’. Hand-picked botanicals (including kaffir lime leaves, sage, lavender, and basil) are carefully wrapped in fine cotton muslin and submerged in triple-distilled spirit to help infuse the herbaceous aromas. The end result is a 46% proof gin of true refinement and exceptional quality that can be sipped neat thanks to its exceedingly smooth taste.

  • Appearance: Clear and bright
  • Nose: Rich herbaceous aroma, balanced with earthy notes and a lime citrus finish
  • Taste: Ultra smooth, rounded juniper notes with subtle earthy characters, which opens out to exhibit medium intensity basil notes and rich sweet lime
  • Finish: Medium to long, with a peppery finish

Berkeley Square Gin Martini Recipe

  • 50 ml Berkeley Square Gin
  • 15ml Dry Vermouth
  • Basil leaf

Berkeley  Square London Dry Gin is an ideal gin for a classic Martini. Stir the ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a basil leaf. Simple but beautiful. Berkeley Square Gin can be enjoyed in some of the finest bars and restaurants in the world, and is especially beloved of dining establishments around Berkeley Square in Mayfair, London, the inspiration for the brand thanks to its sophisticated elegance and style. 

Local Stockists include: The Ritz, The Connaught Hotel, Hakkasan and The Dorchester Hotel as well as Hedonism Wines, Waitrose, Ocado and Harvey Nichols. A single bottle gift pack is available in Harvey Nichols and Hedonism Wines.

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