ONE GIN. ONE BAR. 100 CLASSIC MARTINIS.
Calling all gin lovers and cocktail connoisseurs. Following the sell-out success of London's ultimate Ode to the Martini in March, we're thrilled to be partnering with the ever-elegant Kettner's again for the return of Sipsmith 100 Martini Bar.
If you love gin as much as we do then you won't want to miss out. For four nights only during London Cocktail Week we'll be serving 100 classic Martini recipes in the perfectly resplendent environment of Kettner's oak-panelled private Apartment: stirring, throwing and asking each of these carefully curated classic cocktails for your sipping pleasure.
Book your 2 hour sipping session online in the box above (it's reservations only at £15 a seat, which includes a Martini of your choosing) and enter by the discrete entrance on Greek Street marked with a swan. Once seated you'll be able to discover and select your Martini using our rather fantastic inertactive menu (we had a lot of fun making that!) and sit back as your bartender brings their roving trolley to the table - expertly stirring down, shaking or throwing each Martini, whilst sharing the story behind each. And of course, more should be available to purchase at the time, along with nibbles, should you wish to try more.
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND SIPMITH 100 MARTINI:
It's 5 years since Jared scoured the history books to perfect the recipe for our quintessentially classic London Dry gin, he's done the same again to curate a menu of 100 classic Martinis and we're making them available again at Sipsmith 100 Martini Bar. Whether you consider yourself a Martini connoisseur or just love gin, and haven't delved into the world beyond Dirty or Dry yet, there are 100 classics worthy of discovery and celebration.
How about the Millionaire Martini topped with champagne - one of the most popular serves from the 1329 Martinis that were served at the last Sipsmith100Martini - or the original 1888 Martini with a dash of absinthe? It may seem heretical to a Martini purist today, but connoisseurs were up in arms when bartenders began to omit the once-ubiquitous dash of La Fée Verte in the early 1950s.
And we couldn't think of a more fitting partner to help us bring this to life than Kettner's: a truly charming building that has outlived 4 kings and one queen, survived the Blitz, greeted Hollywood stars and Soho's finest, served aristocrats and fuelled radicals - and is home to the most magnificent oak-panelled private rooms in town.
A NOTE ABOUT BOOKING:
Each sipping session is 2 hours, by reservation only.
As space in the Apartment is limited we're afraid the maximum table size is 8 and if you want to sit together, please book together.
We want you to have a wonderful time, so if you have any questions at all please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.