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Discover our classic cocktails: Versatile Martini

Discover our classic cocktails: The Versatile Martini

When you visit The Book Club – Shoreditch, you’ll have the option to choose from our unique cocktails or opt for one of our classic cocktails, including the iconic and versatile martini.

The martini has been enjoyed for over a century and is known for its sophistication and elegance, making it a symbol of power. Its timeless appeal can be attributed not only to its delicate distiller’s extraction but also to its enduring popularity.

Despite the recent cocktail trends, the classic ingredients of a martini will always reign supreme in the cocktail world, and its origins are still debated. According to some, the martini’s origin can be traced back to the California Gold Rush town of Martinez in the mid-nineteenth century. However, it’s widely acknowledged that Bond, James Bond, is responsible for its enduring popularity.

Martinis can be made in a variety of flavors, such as the wet martini, the 50-50 martini, and the dirty martini. The perfect martini contains equal parts sweet and dry vermouth, and Bond’s preferred martini is called the Vesper martini, which is quite a stiff drink.

At The Book Club – Shoreditch, we offer the Pornstar Martini for those looking for something strong and sweet, and the Espresso Martini for those who prefer a bittersweet taste.

The Pornstar Martini was created in 2002 by Douglas Ankrah, who wanted to create a bold, sexy, and playful drink that combined vanilla and passion fruit with vodka and a side of champagne. The Espresso Martini, on the other hand, is a relatively new addition to the cocktail world and was invented in the early 1980s by London bartender Dick Bradsel.

Whether you like your martini shaken, stirred, sweet, or neat, it will always have a place in society, representing sophistication and charisma in a V-shaped glass.

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