Shaken or stirred? Happy National Martini Day!

Blue orchid martini from Verve in SomervilleSaed Hindash

Blue orchid martini from Verve in Somerville

However you like your martinis, we want to wish you a Happy National Martini Day!

Looking for a great New Jersey location to celebrate? Check out’s list of the best wine, whiskey and martini bars in the state. They called Verve in Sommerville, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, “one of the state’s coolest hangouts.”

mister-cs-beach-bistro-jersey-shore-cocktailvia Mister C's Beach Bistro on Facebook

You could opt for a drink on the beach with the Fun in the Pool martini (Cruzan coconut rum, pineapple juice and sour mix) at Mister C’s Beach Bistro in Allenhurst.

Ferrari martini, Le Malt, ColoniaPeter Genovese I NJ Advance Media for

Ferrari martini, Le Malt, Colonia

Or get fancy at Le Malt in Colonia, which has an Aston martini (Double cross vodka, blue cheese olive), a Ferrari martini (mango rum, 100% pomegranate puree, garnished with edible flower), and one of the most expensive drinks you’ll ever come across: $175 Billionaire Cocktail martini, complete with 23K gold flakes!

Whatever your preference, we hope you enjoy today’s other major holiday (it’s also Father’s Day).