"But time is lost, which never will renew,
While we too far the pleasing Path pursue;
Surveying Nature, with too nice a view"
John Dryden (1631-1700)

The Broken Clock philosophy is about slowing down life’s precious moments of pleasure and our vodka’s full-bodied taste and lingering finish have been purposely made for prolonging the luxury of time. And so we present our signature serve, the Broken Martini, which is the result of an unrushed and meticulous search for the perfect expression of our quintessentially English vodka.

The Vodka Martini comes with one very British connotation, but let’s not dwell on 007’s ill-reputed inclinations for having his martini ‘shaken not stirred’ as this is a sure sign of an individual who is too hurried to enjoy the bartender’s ritual, even if he is about save the planet and get his leg over.

The Broken Martini should be stirred patiently as if one has all the time in the world to achieve the precise balance of flavour and dilution.

And if you like your martini wetter than a June thunderstorm, then we have some chilled vermouth to hand, ready to dispense on request. James Bond may have had gadgets galore but one thing: Q branch never equipped him with was this sterling silver vermouth dispensing watering can.

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  • 70 ml Broken Clock Vodka
  • 10 ml Asterley Bros Schofield’s English Dry Vermouth
  • Amalfi Lemon Peel


For the Cocktail

Chill a mixing glass then add the vodka, vermouth and plenty of ice and stir for 30 seconds. Remember, this is the most important task for any proper Martini. Taste the cocktail with your bar spoon then to make the drink more diluted or even more chilled, consider stirring a little longer. Then strain into a cold coupe. Cut some lemon peel without pith and squeeze its essential oils onto the drink then rub the skin all around the glass. Twist the peel and drop it in. Add some cold vermouth to your dispenser and keep it beside your drink. Add one drop at a time to make your Martini more 'wet'.