To celebrate his first official visit to London as Mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, was honored with the unveiling of a specially-created cocktail from London gin-maker, Bombay Sapphire, called the Goodman Gold "Double" Martini. The cocktail was created by master-mixologist, Merlin Griffiths, and will be available for the duration of the Mayor's stay in the British capital at the just-opened The Palm Steakhouse, the first of its kind in Europe.

This cocktail is a twist on the Mayor's favorite classic gin martini, featuring a pour of Bombay Sapphire with a vermouth wash, and topped off with two gold coated olives! The lacquered olives are sure to add a touch of Vegas glitz and glamour to bar-life across the pond.

Mayors Goodman's new martini coincides with Sapphire's reveal of the 3 hot new trends in cocktail culture sweeping their way across the Atlantic, from Vegas to London, this fall. Polling more than 1,000 American bartenders in Vegas in August, Bombay Sapphire predicts that Americans and Brits alike will be seeing a lot more of the 3 V's: Vegetable juice cocktails - everything from celery to pepper juice; Vinegar washes, including Basalmic and Sherry styles; and Variations on the classics. The Mayor's martini may be a classic cocktail - but his choice of gold plated olives sure gives it an updated twist on a timeless classic.

Goodman Gold 'Double' Martini
  • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire
  • 2 tsp Dry Vermouth
  • 2 olives plated in edible gold for garnish

Stir Bombay Sapphire and vermouth over ice until chilled, strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with 2 gold olives on the rim of the glass.