About this title: Once the beverage of suave spies and millionaire socialites, the Martini is enjoying new-found popularity. Some consider it the ultimate drink of sophistication, with its crystal clarity and elegant glass. Here's the history of this inspiring cocktail, tasting notes for individual brands of gin, vodka, and vermouth, and recipes from fabulous bars from coast to coast. 35 full-color photos.
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