Home of the Martini - Martinez, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 00.891 W 122° 08.193
10S E 575794 N 4207814
Quick Description: A sign about the interesting history of this cocktail.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 12:06:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMB32J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 7

Long Description:
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
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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