Today is National Martini Day! What better way to celebrate than with our own spin on the classic cocktail. Try out our True Blue Tini for this week's "Thirsty Thursday" cocktail that's featured on cater.com. Not enough to appreciate this cocktail's special day? Keep reading for the story on the original martini.
The most frequently encountered tale of the martini involves a miner during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800s. After striking gold in California, the miner found a bar for a special celebratory drink in the city of Martinez. The bartender used the ingredients he had on hand - dry vermouth and a shot of gin along with a few other additions. The miner seemed to like this new concoction and moved onto the next bar a few towns over only to order what the previous bartender called the "Martinez Special." The martini was born. According to the story, Martinez eventually turned into martini and the name stuck with it.
The martini has evolved with variations of the original recipe to completely new renditions, but the martini still remains a classic nonetheless. Whether yours is shaken or stirred, dirty or with a twist, raise a glass to this cocktail favorite. Happy National Martini Day!
True Blue Tini
· 1 oz. vodka
· 1 oz. blue curacao
· 1 oz. blueberry schnapps
· Splash of cranberry juice.
· Cherry for garnish
Shake all ingredients and strain over a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a cherry, or two. Cheers!
History of the Martini: http://www.cityofmartinez.org/our_city/martini.asp
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