National Martini Day

June 19, 2013 at 7:21 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Martini Day

Five Food Finds about Martinis

  • The Martini, gin and vermouth, is probably the most popular and widely consumed cocktail. Its origin is in dispute, but it dates back to about 1862.
  • The Martini’s popularity has waxed and waned, and its recipe has changed considerably over the years.
  • Going from an original mixture that contained more Vermouth than Gin garnished with a lemon twist, to 2 to 1 gin and vermouth, to a 15 to 1 mixture, and finally straight chilled Gin.
  • There is also the Vodka Martini.
  • Standard Martini garnish is an olive, garnish it with a pearl onion and it is called a Gibson.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1912 The United States government adopted an 8-hour work day. (I’m still waiting!)

1931 The first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell were installed on the swinging doors between the kitchen and dining room…

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