There is nowhere to hide in a Dry Martini. Gin is either palatable straight with a few drops of vermouth or not.
Many are not, but Tanqueray – particularly Tanqueray 10 – is comfortable no matter how naked.
Thirty-five of the 100 bars polled agree. Team Plymouth is 15 bars strong.
For a Negroni bartenders are looking for power to punch through the Campari and Tanqueray wins again – 27% of bars use it, to 21% for Beefeater.
It’s the same pair for Tom Collins, though Hayman’s runs Beefeater close.
But the Pernod brand is preferred for the Singapore Sling in 26% of bars, edging out Tanqueray to second, the choice in 20% of bars.