Drink Martinis In Their Birthplace
The Martini is said to have originated in the town of Martinez, California, in 1874.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 17:22 GMTMARTINEZ, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) To truly celebrate the martini, you should go straight to the source.
The city of Martinez, California, is raising a glass to the martini this Friday (May 14) with the first ever Martini Festival.
The event celebrates the fact that the very first martini was shaken up at a local watering hole way back in 1874.
Legend has it that a gold miner came in wanting to knock back a drink that was special and new, so the bartender grabbed some gin and invented the martinez on the spot, and the rest is history.
Spokesperson Cynthia Murdough says they wont be pouring the original martini recipe at the event since its not as palatable as modern-day martinis like Cosmopolitans and Lemondrops.
Attendees will get in the spirit by dressing up in vintage attire a la Rat Pack, making the entire evening feel like a trip back in time.© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc