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    The Best Martini in the World. Period.

    It’s all about the ice. For me, a magnificent hotel has a buzzing lobby, authentic service, a fabulous bed — and a bar that smells of good stories and strong drinks. Not necessarily in that order. So we were delighted to spend a recent weekend at the newly renovated Ritz Hotel in Paris, where renowned mixologist (before the term even existed) Colin Field helms the famed Hemingway Bar. Field was proud to tell me about a new cocktail he’d perfected — the “Clean Dirty Martini.” No joke, it was the best martini I have ever had!

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