FIRST - Martini - Martinez, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 00.891 W 122° 08.193
10S E 575794 N 4207814
A plaque about the first martini.
Waymark Code: WMB32H
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 03/29/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
Views: 8

On this site in 1874, Julio Richelieu, bartender, served up the first martini when a miner came into his saloon with a fistful of nuggets and asked for something special. He was served a "Martinez Special." After three or four drinks, however, the "Z" would get very much in the way. The drink consisted of 2/3 gin, 1/3 vermouth, a dash of orange bitters, served over crushed ice and served with an olive.
Humorist James Thurber once said, "One is all right, two is too many, and three is not enough."
April 11, 1992
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1874

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