Many martini purists will tell you a true martini is made with gin, not vodka, but those three words â shaken, not stirred â have transformed modern-day martini culture. A vodka martini made of vodka and dry vermouth isn't difficult to concoct but if you find yourself in London, try a martini at the Icebar by Icehotel London off Regents Street. As London's only year-round ice bar, you can enjoy your vodka martini at a frosty 23 degrees Fahrenheit no matter what the temperature is outside.
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