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Martini Terrazza Party shows us new and improved vermouth

The famous Williams Martini Racing Team held a Terrazza Party at Liege Belgium and took the opportunity to launch their brand new vermouth. Daniele Dalla Pola had some fun making cocktails with it.

Fast cars, fabulous women and fresh drinks, what more can you desire? Well it was all there in Liege, Belgium. The sun was up – which we didn’t take for granted – and lots of people longed for ‘apperitivo’. Martini had landed its Terrazza temporarily on the banks of the river Meuse.

Together with us famous Formula 1 pilots Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas arrived by helicopter and had a little race exercise in view of the upcoming Grand Prix of Francorchamps (Belgium).

Felipe told me it was very difficult, but in the end he learned a lot from it ;)
Felipe told me it was very difficult, but in the end he learned a lot from it😉

The real star of the evening however stood behind the bar where famous Italian Tiki bartender Daniele Dalla Pola made signature cocktails with Martini’s brand new vermouth: Martini Riserva Speciale. It comes in two expressions Rubino (red) and Ambrato (amber). And it’s actually very nice! I prefer the red version Rubino, it’s smooth and silken with just the herbal notes you need. This one’s actually made from red grapes (as to other red vermouths who are mostly made with white grapes and subsequently coloured with caramel), unfortunately I forgot which one.

Italian bartender = natural born sprezzatura. Daniele Dalla Pola
Italian bartender = natural born sprezzatura.
Daniele Dalla Pola

Daniele made his exquisite Americano Bolognese with it. No, it’s not a sandwich or spaghetti, but a cocktail and as far as I know it didn’t involve tomatoes or parmesan. It made for a lovely aperitif make sure you try one.

Martini's new vermouth, a large improvement over the old one in my opinion.
Martini’s new vermouth, a large improvement over the old one in my opinion.

After a couple hours of real good fun, nice drinks and excellent food, it was time to go home.

Bye, bye!
Bye, bye!

If you want to visit the Terrazzo Party, you still can! Today it opens around 16h, entrance is free and none other then Felix da Housecat will purr some beats into your ears. Tomorrow it opens at 14h and amongst others Aeroplane will lift you off your feet.

Practical Information:

Martini Terrazza

Boulevard Frère – Orban (right next to the Albert I bridge), 4000 Luik, Belgium.

Friday 21st of August 16h – 22h

Saturday 22nd of August 14h – 22h

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