My Martini Is Better Than Yours

Calling all wannabe or bona fide bartenders. If you think you've dreamed up the perfect winter martini (I'm talking to you, all you dirty martini lovers), Palette wants to hear about it. Palette's Best Winter Martini contest kicks off today and runs through Nov. 30.

Aspiring mixologists can submit wintry recipes (including ingredients, instructions, garnishes and your contact information) through Palette's Web site. Two winners will be announced Dec. 2 and will have their martinis (with your name incorporated) featured on Palette's martini list. Kind of like seeing your name in lights...

(In the interest of full disclosure, I'll be serving as a judge. Bribes can be sent to 2456...just kidding.)