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June 19, 2012 is National Martini Day

Posted by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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June 19, 2012 is

National Martini Day

Today is National Martini Day! 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 printed recipe for a “Martinez” cocktail appeared in a bartending manual published in San Francisco in 1887. However, historians disagree over whether the beverage actually originated on the West Coast. In 1911, a New York City bartender named Martini di Arma di Taggia began serving a cocktail made with gin, vermouth, orange bitters, and an olive garnish. The martini gained widespread popularity among Manhattan socialites, and has been associated with New York ever since.

Today, 50% of all cocktails are served in a martini glass. Some of the most famous (historical and fictional) martini lovers include: John D. Rockefeller, Humphrey Bogart, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Ernest Hemingway, and James Bond.

To celebrate National Martini Day, enjoy a refreshing martini in the company of friends. Mix up the classic or try this lemon basil martini recipe. Cheers to that!

by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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snuggiewoogie
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

 No Martini's for this cat....lol....

Flaca43
by Bronze Member on Jun. 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM
Nice! Maybe I'll have a mock drink!
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Pammi86
by Pamela on Jun. 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM
I don't care for martinis!
mom2gr8tgirls
by Gold Member on Jun. 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM
I want one...lol
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DixieFlower
by on Jun. 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I haven't had a martini in a long time. Though my favorite is a Godiva Chocolate Martini.

goddess99
by Michelle on Jun. 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM

margarita time  yum

SlapItHigh
by on Jun. 20, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Cool, didn't now that.

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