Shaken or stirred? Lemon or grapefruit? Noilly Prat or Dolin? These are just some of the questions Defectors Bar manager James Connolly tackled martini masterclass celebrating the most iconic of cocktails. As well as tracking the drink’s evolution over the years, current martini trends and techniques. We had a look at the different gins available to today’s discerning drinker, from classic London dry styles to contemporary new western dry gins and Australian distillations. It was Monday. Many martinis later. Tuesday was not so terrific.
This was one of the fundraising events I hosted in the lead up to the Beaufort Street Festival 2011.