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“Blink” Events: Legends of the Martini at the RA, 1st August- 31st August ’14

Premium vodka brand, and Blink Towers favourite, Belvedere has joined with the Royal Academy to bring to life a multi-sensory celebration of the iconic cocktail, titled Legends of the Martini

Legends of the Martini, Belvedere and the RA

Legends of the Martini, Belvedere and the RA

Not only will you learn about the evolution of the martini (both gin and vodka varieties) but the exhibition also includes the work of cutting edge names in photography, set design, film and music who have created ‘experiences’ to reflect some of those characters from popular culture who we all associate with this sophisticated tipple, whether it’s been shaken or stirred…

The exhibition/experience will be open to the public (free) from 10am-10pm daily and a pop-up bar selling a selection of Belvedere martinis will also be open outside the entrance to the experience from 6pm-10pm daily (excluding Friday). You will be able to buy additional tickets to enjoy a very thorough martini education in the bar, through the medium of drinking a specially selected set of mini cocktails. Claire Smith, head of mixology and spirit creation at Belvedere Vodka said: “The martini is one of the world’s most iconic drinks, it is steeped with history and glamour” “We want to demystify the drink, helping people work out which martini suits their palate and teaching them that there really is a martini to suit everyone.”  Now that sounds like a useful and practical education to me!

The details for the Belvedere Legends of the Martini Experience (includes curated experience and tasting):
Friday 1st August- Sunday 31st August
Royal Academy Senate Rooms (Burlington Street entrance)
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Opening times: 5pm-10:30pm Monday- Thursday
Midday- 10:30pm Friday and Saturday
Midday- 5pm Sundays
Price: £15 per session

Tickets available from: www.belvederevodka.com/martinilegends

Details for the Legends of the Martini (curated experience only):
Royal Academy Senate Rooms (Burlington Street entrance)
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Opening times: 10am 10:30pm Monday- Sunday
Free of charge

If you’re just interested in the drinking part then the Belvedere pop-up martini bar is open from 6pm-10pm Monday- Thursday, and 12-6pm on Sundays.

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