After ordering a martini, no one ever tires of the following question, “shaken or stirred?” The classic cocktail must be prepared with care, and everyone has a preference that goes beyond James Bond’s desire for the shaken variety. Over the last few decades, martinis evolved into varieties that are still ordered throughout the Southland (appletini and lycheetinis), but LA’s expert bartenders know how to make them incredibly well, whether dirty, dry, vodka, or with gin. Here are 17 places to find some of Southern California’s best from north to south.
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