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 / 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 / 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
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 / 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.