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This Cool Cocktail, served ‘up’ alongside the final Imbibe newsletter, features the multitasking Martini at Tayēr + Elementary that has morphed it into a one-sip offering to toast each new round of drinks.
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Cool Cocktails: One Sip Martini, Tayer + Elementary, London
Ritualising the world’s most iconic cocktail.
They say necessity is the mother of invention.⠀
What to do when the blue cheese filling in your favourite Martini olive begins to seep and contaminate the drink?⠀
You turn what would traditionally be a 5oz cocktail into a single mouthful. Move it from a Martini glass into perfectly frozen shot glass. And, inadvertent or otherwise, further ritualise that which (the same?) 'they' say couldn’t be further ritualised.⠀
The One Sip Martini began its existence as an aperitif-y welcome drink, but has since evolved amongst the loyal of Tayēr + Elementary, somewhat perilously, into a boilermaker-style accompaniment shot to toast the arrival of each new round of drinks.⠀
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