Cocktail fans everywhere go all out for National Martini Day

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A Classic Martini Primer

Whether you like it dry, shaken, or burnt -- one thing's for sure -- there's nothing quite like National Martini Day to indulge in our love for happy hour! After all, the classic martini is ALWAYS in style.

A drink made with gin, vermouth and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist -- this all-time favorite has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages in the world. And the best part? There are SO many ways you can order it!

You've probably heard of "shaken, not stirred" -- but let's not forget about "straight up," "with a twist," on the rocks" and all the other delicious martini concoctions.

That being said, it's Friday and all we can think about is A) the weekend, and B) what cocktail we'll be ordering after work. Some people, however, have already started celebrating the holiday and we really can't blame them! Take a look at how the public is choosing to enjoy this refreshing day.





















What's your favorite martini to date? Let us know in the comments below and it could be featured as next week's "Cocktail of the Week." CHEERS!

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Cocktail fans everywhere go all out for National Martini Day

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

Fresh, colorful and perfectly sweet are just a few of several words we have to describe refreshing cocktail.

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Blushing Whiskey Sour

Sour in the sweetest of ways. Perfect for whiskey lovers.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cocktail

Pineapple down cakes twisted cousin.

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Sex in the Driveway

Blue and bubbly in all the right ways.

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Champagne Punch Bellini

Fun, dainty and perfect for brunch.

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Strawberry Lemonade Smash

Sweet and refreshing with a twist.

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Lava Flow Cocktail

A pina colada with the perfect liquor to fruit ratio.

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Charleston Pink Lady Cocktail

Similar to Charleston, South Carolina, this cocktail is classy and elegant with just the right amount of spunk.

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The Fallen Froggie

If this isn't the coolest mixed drink you've ever seen then we don't know what is!

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Mississippi Mudtini

A chocolate lovers dream come true, wrapped up in the most perfect cocktail package imaginable!

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The Hypnotiq Breeze

Rum, pineapple and mixed fruits galore!

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Amaretto Sour

A delicious blend of sweet and sour.

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Adult Dark Cherry Cream Soda

Hello beautiful, you had us at "cream soda."

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The Blushing Dragon

A drink just as delicious as it is beautiful.

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The White Walker

Includes white chocolate liqueur, so obviously we were instantly sold.

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