HAPPY MARTINI DAY! To celebrate this martini day I’ll be serving up the history along with two recipes for this iconic classic cocktail. Plus answer the question, should a martini be shaken or stirred?
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. Not that anyone agrees with this. In 1887 in San Francisco, a bartering manual appears to have the first printed recipe for a “Martinez”. A similar recipe that involves gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur (a type of cherry liqueur) and Angostura bitters.