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5 December, 2013

Christmas Cocktails at Dirty Martini

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The party season kicked off for Hungry Aphrodite last night with an exclusive invitation to sample the new range of Christmas cocktails at the Dirty Martini bar in Bishopsgate. Mr. A works nearby so it was the perfect excuse for a much-needed date night.

Dirty Martini has bars in Covent Garden and Hanover Square and has recently opened another one just a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street station – a great drinks option for those who work in the area.

Dirty Martini launched their Christmas Cocktails a couple of weeks ago, in time for the party season.

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Gingerbread MartiniJim Beam Bourbon, King’s Ginger Liqueur, gingerbread syrup, butterscotch schnapps, Angostura bitters and fresh apple juice

Santa’s PunchTaylor’s Port, Grey Goose Citron Vodka, Absinthe, fresh lemon juice and fresh pomegranate juice

Old Kris Kringle – Woodford Reserve Bourbon spiced with cinnamon and ginger, served over ice.

Black Forest MartiniAbsolut Vodka, Creme de Fraise, Creme de Cassis and Chambord crowned with chocolate coated cream.

Spiced Winter Sours – Cinnamon & clove infused 3 Yr Old Rum shaken with Galliano, fresh lime juice, fresh egg white and pressed apple juice

I started with a very Christmassy Gingerbread Martini – which looked and tasted spectacular. I loved the pretty sugar dusting around the martini glass – well presented and so festive.

My second cocktail was the beautiful Black Forest Martini. The drink was quite simply, a liquid black forest cake and what’s not to love about that? One of the best cocktails I have had in a while!

Mr. A’s drinks were potent. He went for the Old Kris Kringle  and Santa’s Punch – I did have a taste of both and although they were great, I have to say I much preferred my gorgeous martinis.

We ordered some bar nibbles as well – the spiced potato wedges (which were excellent) and the chilli calamari (which could have done with a bit more chilli).

The cocktail list at Dirty Martini is impressive,  especially their range of ‘skinny’ low-calorie cocktails meant for the health conscious. The skinny drinks are sweetened with honey or agave syrup and perfect for those who want guilt-free fun – with most skinny cocktails being less than 140kcal!

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Skinny Gin Blush (137kcal!) – Fresh Raspberries shaken with Langley’s Gin, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, honey, apple juice and lemon juice.

Dirty Martini also offers cocktail making classes at their bars where you learn how to make the perfect martinis, margaritas or whatever else you fancy with your own private bartender. Great idea for a hen party at £25/head!

The bar was buzzing with festive spirits on a Wednesday night but the service was attentive and friendly. We had a lovely time and I am definitely going to be back soon for the skinny cocktails. 😉

If you work in the Liverpool St area and are looking for a bar that offers a great ambience and delicious cocktails, then I highly recommend Dirty Martini for a night out.

For more information, visit their website at www.dirtymartini.uk.com or follow them on Twitter @DirtyMartiniUK

Images provided by Dirty Martini/Lucre PR 

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6 thoughts on : Christmas Cocktails at Dirty Martini

  • veena Kalra
    December 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Perfect Christmas time preprations! Next blog has to be on some food receipe.

    • Reema
      December 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Yes, good idea! 🙂

  • Tilo
    December 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Mmmmm yummyyyyy! And yes I agree with Veena Aunty too :-)! xx

  • Bei
    December 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Great post.. Love cocktails and these sound amazing. I shall be going to a cocktails launch myself this Friday. At The Juicery Marylebone. Can’t wait, such a perfect way to spend the evening after a working week. 🙂

  • Bei
    December 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Great post. Love cocktails and these sound amazing. I’m going to a cocktails launch this Friday and so looking forward to it. Such a great way to end the working week. 🙂

    • Reema
      December 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you, Bei! The cocktails were excellent and it is a great place for drinks. I am definitely heading back soon for their skinny cocktails. Enjoy the launch party – sounds like fun!

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