Mix this: ‘Dukes’ Classic Dry Martini

Our favourite London Dry Gin is now available at Waitrose stores across the Capital, so to celebrate we asked bar manager Alessandro Palazzi, of Duke’s Hotel, St. James, to share his favourite cocktail recipe – just in time for party season. He describes this classic tipple as “simple, elegant and memorable”.

• 1 tsp extra dry Vermouth
• 85ml No.3 Gin
• 1 lemon

• Pour the Vermouth into a frozen martini glass and coat in a circular motion
• Top up the glass with ice cold No.3 Gin
• Pare the rind of a lemon and give it a twist to extract the oils, before dropping into the glass.