Askmen / Martini 101

If James Bond Taught Us Anything, It's That Martinis Will Never Go Out Of Style

At the Manhattan Cricket Club — an elegant Upper West Side bar hidden inside another bar — you can order from a menu that gives you the usual options (gin/vodka, wet/dry, etc), but then you can take things to the next level with paté-stuffed olives, an oyster topped with salmon roe, or a host of other garnish options. The drink is presented to you in your comfy club chair on a silver tray, with a second serving chilling on ice in a small beaker. The entire effect is designed to transport you (and ideally, a date) on a brief journey to another, classier, era.