The Field Martini
at Janitor’s Closet
Head bartender Jef Tate infuses dry vermouth with okra to give his creation a gentle vegetal flavor and smooth texture.
The Silver Martini
This Japanese-inspired gin concoction includes shochu, sake, and tea. Tiny cups of the tea and sake are served as sidecars so you can understand how all the flavors come together.
The Sage, Mezcal
at Bar Sótano
Not surprisingly, the bartenders at this Bayless spot turn to mezcal for their martini riff. Sage-infused vermouth and a spritz of thyme liqueur add an herbal twist.
The ’86 Martini
at Ludlow Liquors
Minnesota-made aquavit adds fennel and caraway flavors to this Nordic variation, which features Finnish gin.