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Idris Elba, the gin-tleman

While fans and fellow actors like Skyfall’s Naomie Harris have been petitioning for him to be cast as the first black James Bond, the devilishly handsome British actor Idris Elba (“Luther,”“The Wire”) has aligned with the 180-year-old Tanqueray London dry gin for their Tonight We Tanqueray campaign.

Elba is joined on the campaign by soul singer Aloe Blacc, best known for his hit single “I Need a Dollar.” Blacc wrote and produced “Tonight Downtown,” a song that captures the feeling of anticipation for the night ahead.

”Tonight Downtown is inspired by the idea of going out for a night on the town and making new memories with your friends,” said Blacc. “It’s the mentality that

tonight, we’re going to go out with a plan and make a memory that will last forever.”

Tonight We Tanqueray raises a glass to starting your night off with Tanqueray, a vibrant, crisp gin with flavors that add intrigue to any cocktail and any night.

Its producer vaunts that it’s the No. 1 super premium imported gin in the U.S.

Tanqueray Quatro Ingredients:
1/2 ounce Tanqueray® London drygin
Lime wheel and wedge
1 bottle of premium quality tonic

Throw some rocks in a Copa glass, slice a lime wheel and place on top and pour in the Tanqueray® London dry gin and tonic. Finally, brush the lime around the glass four times, swirl and serve.