THE (NEW) MARTINI
A MODERN TWIST ON BOND’S DRINK OF CHOICE – THANKS TO AUSTRALIA’S BEST BARTENDER.
TWe like a classic martini as much as the next guy. But when the most talented bartenders on the planet come together to create some fresh takes on the traditional cocktail, who are we to argue? Earlier this year, Belvedere Vodka gave itself an impossible task. As Spectre’s offcial vodka brand, it asked mixologists to dream up a new version of 007’s staple. Australian entrants competed to impress a judging panel that included our very own editor in chief, Nick Smith – himself no stranger to a good martini. The winning recipe was revealed earlier this year – World Martini Day – with the chance to be served at select Spectre premieres around the world. Following much deliberation, Nicholas Selvadurai of Melbourne’s super-cool Cookie was crowned Australian champion. His victorious effort, ‘The Tie Clip’, is an obvious nod to Mr Bond’s immaculate sartorial style – and more importantly, it’s delicious. Here’s how to make it.