Whether it comes as a result of the enormous popularity of “Mad Men” or the current renaissance of the American cocktail, or perhaps a combination of the two, that quintessential cocktail hour classic, the martini, is back in vogue. By this I do not mean simply anything served in a martini glass, be it pink or blue or caramel-colored, but the simple yet ethereal combination of gin and dry vermouth, with perhaps a dash of bitters added.In fact, part of the appeal of a martini is its ...

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