3rd Anniversary!!

December 24th completes the third full year of exciting Martini and Gin making and overall Martini amusement.  It continues to be great fun writing and I hope you all enjoy my postings as much as I enjoy writing them.

I would like to take a moment and thank my readers.  Your comments and support have been very much appreciated and have helped keep me going on those occasions when I have been a bit less motivated to write.  I really couldn’t have done as much without you.  As always, I solicit your restaurant and Martini reviews, they are ALWAYS welcome here.  Especially Martini Reviews!

Looking back over the year, I have to admit that I seem to have been less prolific than I had hoped.  Especially with my goal of writing gin reviews.  On the other hand I have gone through three iterations of Gin making!  That has been a lot of fun.  Episode four of  my Gin making efforts is on it’s way very soon; coming soon to a blog near you.   (I Made Gin!!Homemade Gin, Round #2 , and Homemade Gin, Round 3  )

Going into the next year I hope to pick up the pace on Gin reviews.  And I do have a couple more Restaurant Reviews already in work and a few planned.   Please forward any restaurant suggestions and will do my very best to review them.

As I did last year, I would also like to take a moment to pat myself on the back …. the “Martini Quotes” page is, I believe, currently the best collection of Martini Quotes anywhere and seems to get the most ‘views’!   If you find a better one, please let me know and I’ll go steal everything I don’t have.   😉

There is also a Martini Jokes page which is constantly expanding.  But additions and suggestions are always welcome!

This blog has evolved over time and will continue to evolve.  But I do plan on keeping the posts at least remotely related to Martinis.   As the tag line says:

A blog for thoughts, ideas, comments, about the Perfect Martini:
How to make, how to enjoy, where to enjoy.

 

twitter If you also use twitter,  you can find more Martini mayhem, along with a myriad of other “finer things in life”, at

 

(If you previously read this and are wondering why you’re getting notification again, I’ve had a minor problem with my host.  In the process of updating my site I lost this post which originally was posted on December 23, 2017.  Which is also why I have changed the format of this blog.)

Happy National Martini Day!

Martini by the Fire

Today, June 19th, is National Martini Day! It is also Father’s Day!  A coincidence?  I think not!  Sounds like a perfect combination …. so celebrate with your father and a Martini.

H.L. Mencken described the Martini as “perfect as a sonnet” and Herman Wouk said a great Martini “sort of tastes like it isn’t there at all, just a cold cloud.”  With such outstanding endorsements, what more can I say! Enjoy!
Keep Calm

Celebrate Safely.
Remember the advice of Dean Martin:  “If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.”

Dean Martin

 

The quotes above, and many more, can be found on my “Martini Quotes” page.

June 11 is World Gin Day!!

World Gin Day Slide

Saturday June 11 is World Gin Day this year!   That is just 10 days from now!    😉  Celebrate with a G&T or a Martini!  Or even straight!

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 World Gin Day tastings, you can find it here:  World Gin Day Sampling Results & Opinions

Happy World Cocktail Day

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.

St. Patrick’s Day next week!

GreenTini

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.

Happy National Margarita Day

Margarita Day

Yes, I know this is a Martini blog, but who says you can’t celebrate National Margarita day with a Martini?   LOL

Have a great and safe holiday with whatever libation you choose.

 

National Tequila Day!

Happy National Tequila Day to everyone!

Yes, I know this is a Martini blog and NO, there’s no such thing as a Tequila Martini despite what anyone claims.   But that doesn’t mean we can’t honor a friendly, and very happy, spirit.

And the reality is when I’m at a Mexican bar, pub, or restaurant I’m not going to order a Martini.  I’m going to order a Margarita!

So enjoy the day and your favorite Tequila.