The heart of the classic Martini cocktail is is the pairing of gin and vermouth. In its early days, when you walked into a bar, the drink you had was a reflection of the individual barman's creativity and talent - not a mixer's ability to flawlessly replicate standard recipes.
In that spirit, this competition organised by Sipsmith, is a celebration of the art of mixing flair and sophistication.
The brief is simply this: a Martini where the old meets new and the two get along really rather spectacularly.
All entrants must email their Cocktail entry to Briony at Briony@Sipsmith.com and Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 1st June 2015.