EVER-EXPANDING UNIVERSE OF
MARTINI
Plymouth Gin was named in the first recorded dry martini recipe in 1904. Well over a century later, the martini universe is ever expanding. Let us be your guide to finding, and creating, the ideal martini to match your mood or occasion.

The Martini is one of a small number of cocktails that are made bespoke for every individual. It is amazing that such a simple combination of ingredients can have so many ways of being brought together to make the final drink. A wise man (Max Warner) once coined it beautifully: 

Making a Martini is like making a cup of tea.

Such a simple sentence that anyone – from professionals and connoisseurs to first time drinkers – can get their heads around. A cup of tea sounds like such a simple drink to make, however, we all understand that far more information is required to be able to actually fulfil such a request to the drinker’s exacting requirements. And so it is for the Martini too.

Martini recipes
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Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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‘Stuart’s Fancy Drinks And How To Mix Them’. The first recorded recipe of a DRY Martini, and still as good as ever
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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Replacing vermouth with sherry allows for the perfect Martini to accompany food.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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This is the perfect recipe for those who think they don’t like martinis, or easy brunchtime sipping.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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The two earliest references to a Gibson both called for Plymouth Gin, now with bars pickling their own onions, tomatoes, mushrooms and the like…the Gibson is back!
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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A Plymouth Gin recipe straight from the pages of the second most popular cocktail book in history.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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Another Plymouth Gin Savoy classic; adding just a hint of sweetness to the classic dry recipe.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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A somewhat forgotten family of simple, delicious and refreshing classic cocktails. A great alternative to a G&T, it’s easy to make at home or call for in a bar.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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A simple twist on the classic Gin Buck for lovers of a Spritz, with a nod to the original ‘Pink Gin’ cocktail made famous by British Royal Naval Sailors.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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A fresh, green twist on the classic Gin Buck. Perfect for lovers of Mojitos and Southside cocktails
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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Any day is a Spritz day. This is a deliciously simple, light and refreshing Spritz that is low in sugar but high in style and drinkability.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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A favourite from the Bahamas that’s impossible to put down. When your mood says ‘holiday’, this can take you there, wherever you are!
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Sloe Gin
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Not as sweet as you may think, this recipe was inspired by Martini style drinks that pre-date the evolution of the Dry style Martini.
Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Plymouth Gin
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A California inspired smoky martini. A fifty-fifty recipe using this nutty, dried fruit, sherry based sweet vermouth, then given a hint of smoke by way of a splash of mezcal. This combination is lifted with a double citrus twist then finished with a sliced dried apricot that imparts a hint of fruit into the drink and is even more delicious to eat at the end once it has sat and soaked into the drink.
Martini culture
MARTINI ANECTODES FROM SEBASTIAN HAMILTON-MUDGE!

TWIST


Citrus peel pinched to expel the rich oils over the surface of the drink. Lemon is classic, but grapefruit works well too. A twist is loved by some, loathed by others, but is always a good garnish for a first-time Martini drinker as it takes away a little of the ‘oomph’ from the alcohol.

OLIVE


Three rules about olives in Martinis: don’t buy cheap, don’t buy pitted and certainly don’t buy in oil!

THE MARTINI SHOT


The last shot on a film set is called the ‘Martini Shot’. Why? Well, because after a long shoot the cast and crew would celebrate by drinking Martinis.

CURCHILL’S MARTINI


It was said that Winston Churchill drank his Martinis so dry that he would only allow the bottle of vermouth to cast a shadow across his glass, or that he would tip his hat in the direction of France in respect of the vermouth that he had not added.