No.3 London Dry Gin collaborates with Alessandro Palazzi on Vesper Martini RTD

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

14 October 2020

The award-winning gin has partnered with the bar manager of the iconic Dukes Bar to make the limited-edition RTD cocktail

Combining No.3 London Dry Gin, vodka and vermouth, the Vesper Martini has been designed to be directly poured from bottle into Martini glass and garnished with a twist of orange.

The bottle is adorned with abstract artwork from Justin Zoll and a QR code for drinkers to get tips from Palazzi and No.3 brand ambassador Ross Bryant on how to mix the perfect Vesper Martini at home.

'The Vesper Martini is an homage to James Bond – to the first novel, Casino Royale, and to the beautiful spy, Vesper Lynd,' said Palazzi of the cocktail. 'It is the most popular Martini at Dukes; my recreated version uses vodka, English vermouth, and most importantly No.3 Gin – a proper, honest, juniper-led gin, just as it should be. It was a pleasure to have worked with No.3 to create this pre-bottled Vesper Martini, for everyone to enjoy.'

To celebrate the launch, No.3 has taken over the rooftop at Selfridges for the month of October, for tastings and events as well as Martini Mondays, joined by bars renowned for their Martinis (Dukes, Swift and The Gibson).

The bottled cocktail can also be bought from Selfridges to enjoy at home.

28.6% abv, RRP £35.95/500ml, Selfridges, selfridges.com

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