There is no cocktail more sophisticated or effortlessly cool than a Martini. With its simple construction and minimalist appearance, it’s impervious to time and trends. It’s also ripe for renovation. By tweaking the ratio of spirit to vermouth, changing up the style of vermouth, or even swapping out the usual gin or vodka, there are an infinite number of ways in which you can give the classic cocktail a makeover without changing the fundamentals of what makes a Martini a Martini.
Bartenders across the country continue to be fascinated and inspired by the old school stalwart. Here, three of our favorite bartender-made variations, from a pre-batched, frozen cocktail that comes with a buffet of garnishes , to a briny, savory cocktail spiked with Irish whiskey and aquavit, to a smoky take on a Dirty Martini.