JUN 19th | TODAY IS:

NATIONAL MARTINI DAY – A true Martini is technically gin and vermouth with either a twist of lemon or an olive. The ratio of gin to vermouth varies according to historical accounts but there is one thing that is common in all martinis … pure alcohol.

“Shaken, not stirred” is one of the most famous quotes from James Bond but did you know that the proper name for a shaken Martini is a Bradford? True afficiandos of the Martini claim that they should always be stirred. Can one bruise a Martini by shaking it?

There are many cocktails these days that have “tini” added onto the end but they share little with the original Martini other than the iconic glass.

I don’t know if I have ever had a real or even dirty Martini. I have had designer versions like the Appletini and Chocolate Martini. I think it might be time to experience the real thing!!

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