National Martini Day: the Top 8 Martinis

These eight Martinis were ranked the best out of the hundreds of recipes submitted to the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail's official Cocktail Competition.

National Martini Day only comes around once a year, so making the most of it is a must. Luckily, this year Tales of the Cocktail is featuring the martini as its official cocktail, which means that hundreds of top-notch recipes flooded in for the 2017 Official Cocktail Competition. While none of the recipes were bad, these eight ranked the best out of the hundreds of recipes submitted. So, if you want to celebrate National Martini Day with some of the best martinis out there, take a look at these:

Embrasse de la terre
Embrasse de la terre by Zachary Faden of Mirabelle, Washington D.C., USA (Rutte Old Simon Genever, Dolin Dry Vermouth de Chambéry, Yellow Chartreuse, Bitter Truth Celery Bitters)

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Rossonian by Stuart Jensen of Curio, Denver, Colorado, USA (Woody Creek Gin, Noilly Pratt Extra Dry, Manzanilla En Rama Sherry)

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The Last Pickle by Selina Ardan of Maison Pickle, NYC, NY, USA (Hendrick's Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Bitter Truth Cucumber Bitters, quick pickled watermelon)

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Page of Swords by Drew Gosselin of Compere Lapin, New Orleans, LA, USA (Uncle Val's Restorative Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Salers Apertif)

martini with a strawberry and floral garnish; decorative strawberries on the side

Waiting for Spring by Joshua Streetman of Motor Supply Bistro, Columbia, SC, USA (Woody Creek Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Dolin Genepy des Alpes, strawberry)

pale gold martini in a coupe glass
Stay Gold by Ryan Perry of Brasserie du Parc, Houston, TX, USA (Beefeater Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Lustau Manzanilla Papirusa Dry Sherry)

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Brooding About by Devon Boyll of Saxon + Parole, NYC, NY, USA (Woody Creek Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Farigoule Thyme Liqueur, lemon garnish)

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Blind Date by Tom Walker of Fresh Kills, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Boodles Gin, Alessio Vermouth Bianco, Luxardo Bitter Bianco, grapefruit twist)

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