Dukes

Dukes

The bar at Dukes is agreed by all to be one of the finest in London. It comprises a collection of three small Edwardianesq rooms, their walls dripping with portraits and etchings, and low lighting, The head barman, Alessandro Palazzi, is one of the most highly respected and admired cocktail makers, as well as a…

The Vesper

The Vesper

Is there a stronger martini than the Vesper? Well only a Vesper made by Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes – a frozen martini glass filled to the brim with No.3 gin and Potocki vodka straight from the freezer with a dash of their own vermouth and a large orange peel – beautiful, and deadly. Created by…

The American Bar at the Savoy

The American Bar at the Savoy

Named 2017’s World’s Best Bar, among cocktail bars in London few have the mythical status of The American Bar at the Savoy. Seen as the spiritual home of London’s cocktail scene, and the bar that gave the world one of the most famous and influential cocktail books ever, it is a place of pilgrimage for…

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…