Happy Martini Day!

June 19th is National Martini Day however why not celebrate everyday? Although the exact origin of the martini is unknown, this iconic drink has earned a permanent place in the pantheon of classic cocktails.

  • The first official mention of Martini was in The New and Improved Illustrated Bartending Manual in 1888.
  • It is said that prominent figures like Frank Sinatra, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Alfred Hitchcock, Winston Churchill and F, Scott Fitzgerald drank their Martinis from classic Martini glasses.
  • The classic Martini is made with gin, NOT vodka.

  • “Dry” means two things: the type of vermouth you use, and how much vermouth you use.

  • The key to a good Martini is using fresh vermouth.

  • Ernest Hemingway and Humphrey Bogart were both martini lovers.

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