Happy World Cocktail Day


Happy World Cocktail!  My suggestion is to celebrate with a Martini, or three!

Which ever way you choose to celebrate, Celebrate Safely.

Cinco de Mayo!

May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Wondering what all the ‘fuss’ is about?

Cinco de Mayo honors the Mexican army victory over a greatly outnumbered French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.   But it is not Mexico’s Independence day.  That occurred over 50 years earlier and is celebrated on September 16.  Americans have adopted the holiday and it is now a much greater celebration in the US than in Mexico.

Traditionally Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with a Margarita.  While I am certainly an advocate for a Martini, I think today really does deserve a Margarita… I’ll take a “Cadillac” Margarita please.

However you celebrate, be safe.  Don’t drink and drive.

National Martini Day is Coming: June 19, 2016

Keep Calm

Time to start planning; National Martini Day is right around the corner!   Well 90 days from today, that’s sort of around the corner.  😉

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patricks 4

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all.

Enjoy an “Irish” Martini …. one with green garnish and decoration.  But please leave the drink clean clear and pure.


My thanks to PortGirl for the photo!

World Gin Day is Coming: June 11, 2016


Time to start planning; World Gin Day is right around the corner!   Well 90 days from now, more or less, that’s sort of around the corner.  😉

I hope to do another round of Gin Tastings, similar to last years.  IF anyone has a gin they’d like tested & tasted, please let me know by commenting on this post.

If you want to check out last year’s tastings, you can find it here:  World Gin Day Sampling Results & Opinions

St. Patrick’s Day next week!


March 17th and St. Patrick’s Day are just around the corner.   How are you planning on celebrating?  Does a green Martini sound right?

I’ve railed railed about ‘tinis in the past:  Appletini, Mintini, Chocotini, and on and on.   The purist in me certainly would avail against such candy drinks but I think that for this occasion that perhaps a little tolerance is in order.

So enjoy the green martini concoction of your choice next week.