“Shaken, not stirred.” Those famous three words we all know from the James Bond movies have been used at dinner parties’ countless times by guys and gals when they want to play it smooth and cool like the iconic character. I know I do every time I wear my tuxedo to a dinner party anyway. Don’t laugh, I love the James Bond movies. Who wouldn’t want to be a smooth and slick spy? But I’ve digressed. Martini’s have had that air of mystique around them for quite some time, and so today, I bring you a short list of Martini’s in Addison and the Corridor for your reading, and after you finish reading, drinking pleasure.
Let’s start with Lawry’s The Prime Rib. The food presentation at Lawry’s The Prime Rib is always spectacular. Whether it’s the silver serving carts or the spinning salad, you are always in for a food serving show. So, it’s only natural that their Martini would follow in those steps. I present to you, Lawry’s “Spinning Bowl” Martini. The “Spinning Bowl” Martini copies its name from Lawry’s Spinning Salad. The drink is presented and prepared tableside over a bed of ice just like the salad; the Vodka is shaken vigorously and served up in a vermouth rinsed glass and is accompanied by a trio of meat & cheese stuffed olives.
Right in the heart of the North Dallas Corridor, you’ll find Vernon’s Gastropub. An awesome neighborhood-type bar (think Cheers) that serves some amazing food as well as drinks. While their menu is quite extensive, the drink you need to order here is not on there. Order the Angeltini. Cranberry juice, Razzmatazz liqueur, and Three Olives vodka mixing together for a great refreshing drink for the hot Texas summer. The Angeltini was created for one of Vernon’s owners and it became so popular that it’s one of their most popular drinks.
Table 13 on Belt Line brings out their signature Martini, The Dirty 13. Made with Tito’s Vodka, olive juice, and blue cheese stuffed olives; this is the perfect drink to enjoy while listening to the live music coming from the stage. As with the rest of the décor and atmosphere, it will transport you back in time to the Rat Pack era. It’s a great place to truly feel like Agent 007.
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