Follow in the Footsteps of James Bond at Dukes Bar

As the James Bond film franchise celebrates its 50-year history, we civilians have the chance to learn to make the perfect martini at the famous Dukes bar, where retired spy and series author Ian Fleming was inspired to write 007’s iconic line; “Shaken, not stirred.” 

The independently owned boutique hotel Dukes St. James London is delighted to invite guests of the Dukes Bar to perfect their cocktail making skills with head barman and martini guru, Alessandro Palazzi. Alessandro is a widely credited name within the bar industry and his incomparable skills have led Dukes martinis to be regarded amongst the best in London. His passion for cocktails is contagious and the Martini Masterclass will provide guests with a unique opportunity to learn the trade secrets from one of the industry’s few experts.

Masterclass students will learn to recreate the legendary Dukes Martini and other classic recipes whilst Alessandro educates with his in-depth knowledge of each drink and its ingredients’ origins. After perfecting their martini making skills guests can relax, unwind and enjoy the taste of their hard work accompanied by some delicious canapés. Whether guests choose to sample The Martini Masterclass at Dukes St. James London as part of a date, work event, or as a general excuse for fun; whatever the occasion it will provide an unforgettable afternoon out.

For more information, visit the Dukes Hotel website.