There are plenty of ways to drink a martini: shaken or stirred, dirty or dry, gin or vodka, a 50/50 blend or just a splash of vermouth. James Bond had his preferences, but so does every martini drinker, whether they're asking for one in an upscale cocktail bar or a haggard-looking dive. A Musso & Frank Grill martini is one of LA's signature cocktails, but there are plenty other variations that deserve a hat tip around town. Here are our favorites, from a gin martini accompanied by potato chips to a vesper garnished with a simple twist of lemon.
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