10 Reasons Why A Martini Is The Best Alcoholic Drink

Today is National Martini Day, and there is no better way to celebrate than by promptly ordering several martinis.

When it comes to alcoholic cocktails the timeless martini is easily the winner.

As if being the drink of choice for James Bond wasn’t enough of a reason, does any other drink make you look as cool, like when you are holding a martini?

Available in gin or vodka form, there is a variety out there for everyone, and if you haven’t found your favourite we advise you start tasting, pronto.

1. Best use of gin

People might say that the best use of gin is in a G&T, but these poor souls have obviously never tasted a cool, crisp martini.

Gin topped with cold vermouth is the best use of it, none of this silly tonic nonsense.

2. Hello olives, lemons and onions

When one orders a martini it is just as much about the garnish as it is about the actual cocktail.

You can opt for a whole choice of different items such as olives, lemons and even pickled onions.

And the best thing is that you can eat the garnish as well.

Seriously, how cool do people look when they nibble on the olives of their martini? You too can be one of those people.

3. Shaken, not stirred

James Bond is a fan, and that should be reason enough for why a martini is the best drink.

If it is good enough for 007, then it is good enough for the rest of us.

Plus, you can always utter that famous ‘shaken not stirred’ every time you mosey over to the bar to place an order.

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