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Bence Kovacs
BENCE KOVACS / ARCHITECT
I head to Nude Lounge, Las Chicas for a martini. What makes me the martini type? I was inspired by Mr Bond, of course. I drink my martinis strictly vodka only. While I prefer classic martinis, I' not a purist and occasionally enjoy a cocktail.
Peter Dowling
PETER DOWLING / EDITOR
My martini drinking ritual usually happens at Nude Lounge. Professional responsibility makes me the martini type - cocktail research is a serious undertaking. My favorite martini is vodka and stirred, but I'll try the bar special. I'm also partial to a sake martini, but some bar staff need persuading.
 
Todd Castilon
TODD CASTILON / PLASTIC SURGEON
Where do I go for a martini? James Bond's lair and equivalent hang-outs. What makes me a martini type? I'm a doctor for chrissake. I like my martinis gin and shaken. Bond's full of it on the "stirred" bit. I'm a martini purist. Fruit never. Neat always.
Extra dry?
Photos by Beezer

Once the preserve of secret agents and urban sophisticates, the martini has emerged as the cocktail of the masses. Armed with vermouth and olives, TC's tippling tout hit the streets in search of Tokyo's martini mantra. Where do you go for a great martini? What makes you the martini type? Do you like your martini shaken or stirred, with gin or vodka? Finally, are you a martini purist or do you prefer them "cocktail style," and if so, what's your favorite flavor?
Michael Gover

MICHAEL GOVER / TEACHER
I enjoy a great martini at Nobu, in Aoyama. The fact that I love olives makes me the martini type. I like my martinis made with vodka and stirred. Classic or cocktail? Definitely classic, nice and dry with good fresh olives.

 

Kazuko Shikuya
KAZUKO SHIKUYA / FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
I drink martinis at Hungry Humphrey's in Shibuya. The fact that I drink them in style makes me the martini type. I enjoy them shaken, dry and with gin. I'm not a purist, but if it's dry anything is O.K.

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