Best Martini - 2001
Readers' Choice: Purple Martini
You'd think that with 67 martinis to choose from, we'd find one that we like. But the problem is, we like them all. In fact, we like everything about Blue 67, a hip, inviting spot with jazz in the background and decor that appears to be a Japanese decorator's take on the swinging '60s. The drink roster includes some martinis from that era, too: the .007, with Bombay Sapphire Gin and dry vermouth -- shaken, not stirred, and garnished with olives; the Presidential, clean and neat with Belvedere vodka and an olive. But as we go back to the future, Blue 67 gets a little kinky, so we pucker up for the Lemon Drop's citrus vodka, lime juice and Cointreau, or we wrap ourselves in a Black Tie, with Smirnoff Black and a splash of Chambord. Swallow two and call us in the morning...for a ride home.