Celebrate National Martini Day With 8 Twists on the Classic Cocktail
James Bond preferred them shaken, not stirred.
RECIPE: Max Brenner's Chocolate Martini
Queen Elizabeth II likes hers with lemon.
And WC Fields reportedly drank at least two a day -- and that was before breakfast.
It's National Martini Day. And what better way to celebrate than by mixing up a cocktail that takes a decidedly new twist on the traditional gin 'tini?
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Purists will argue that if it's not made with gin and vermouth, it isn't a martini at all.
But mixologists have been offering up playful takes on the classic cocktail for years.
And whether you take yours dirty or dry, with cocktail onions or a twist, we say bottoms up on this auspicious holiday.