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The salt & vinegar potato martini

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James Bond has cast aside his vodka martini in favour of a Euro pale lager in the newest 007 flick, but that's not about to stop mixologists creating ever-weirder martinis.

Eoin Kenny, from London's L’Atelier De Joel Robuchon, has come up with an earthy 'potato' martini in the classic crisps flavour salt and vinegar by combining potato vodka, quince vinegar, liqueurs and elderflower cordial.

Shaken, and stirred are five more of the world's weirdest martinis...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Martini

A grilled cheese sandwich is soaked in rum overnight and the mushy liquid is then blended with Lillet Blanc wine and topped off with Scotch whisky.

Clive’s Classic Lounge in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

$10K Diamond Martini

You've seen it in the films and for $10,000 (£6,220) you can experience a marriage proposal served up in a martini cocktail glass. A traditional Grey Goose martini comes in a crystal glass with and is served with a loose diamond at the bottom

Algonquin Hotel, New York

Silver Phantom Martini

This nano silver-infused luxury cocktail was created by award-winning mixologist Tony Conigliaro in honour of the Rolls-Royce model of the same name. It's even served on a leather scented coaster to invoke the scent of a new car.

69 Colebrooke Row, London

Smoked Salmon Martini

Brave souls can combine two loves of martini and fish in this Shoju and Gordon's gin blended cocktail, complete with a chunk of smoked salmon on a cocktail stick, in place of an olive.

The Opposite House Hotel, Beijing

Black Truffle Martini

This sickeningly lavish martini sees black Perigord truffles blended with Grey Goose vodka for one week at room temperature, then adds one part pear nectar, half part pear brandy and one spray of truffles essence.

Originated in New York

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: Rex Features

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