Martinis: New Recipes for an Old Classic

Last Updated June 12, 2017
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Shaken, not stirred. Of course.

Many words have been spilled trying to capture the magic of a martini. A simple Gin martini with a lemon twist was Julia Child's favorite pre-dinner cocktail. H. L. Menken called it, "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." And countless Hollywood stars built their personas around this cocktail -- could we imagine James Bond or the Rat Pack without one?

Some of you may be martini purists, with nothing but chilled Gin and vermouth in your wide-mouthed, long-stemmed glass. If you're feeling adventurous, though, try one of these.

 

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