We asked nightlife and mixology guru Benjamin Newby to mix up some fun for us. The result? Three classic cocktails that every sophisticated gent should not only know—but can shake and stir under the gun.
Coming in at 58 seconds (yes, 58!), Benjamin swizzles up one handsome martini. “If I am discovering a new gin, the first thing I do is make a martini with it to bring out the subtlety of the botanicals,” Benjamin explains. Although a lavender-forward gin may be the key to a classic martini, he says the most important thing is to have fun and don't be afraid make mistakes.