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National Martini Day

Celebrate National Martini Day with a delicious twist - try one of our signature martinis and make it a night to remember!
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When it is?
June 19
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Introduction

Raise a glass and cheers to National Martini Day on June 19! Though the exact origin of the martini is unknown, it has been around since at least the late 1800s. Since then, it has become a favorite cocktail for many people all over the world. The martini can be made with gin or vodka and flavored various ways with vermouth and other ingredients like olives or fruit juice. Here's to celebrating this classic drink in style!

History of National Martini Day

National Martini Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Martini's Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Martini originated in the mid-to-late 1800s, with murky origins that tie it to both San Francisco and Martinez, California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rising Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Martini, typically made from gin and vermouth, gained broader popularity in the early 1900s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Vodka Variations</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the mid-20th century, vodka took over as a popular base spirit for martinis, resulting in variations such as the Vodkatini.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1962</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>James Bond Influence</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first James Bond movie was released, popularizing the term "Shaken, not stirred" for martinis.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Martini Renaissance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1980s and '90s brought about a martini renaissance with countless variations appearing in bars and restaurants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Craft Cocktail Movement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 21st century saw the rise of quality spirits and artisanal mixers, elevating the classic Martini to a more exalted status in cocktail culture.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Martini Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Mix up a classic martini</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Stick to the classic recipe - two parts gin, one part dry vermouth, and an olive or twist of lemon.  Shake with lots of ice and strain into a chilled glass.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a flavored martini</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Flavored martinis can range from espresso to lychee nut to pomegranate. Once you've shaken the ingredients together with ice, strain the drink into a glass and enjoy the unique flavor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local bar</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your favorite bar and ask the bartender to whip up something special for National Martini Day. You may be surprised with what they come up with!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a martini party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some friends and family and have everyone bring their favorite martini ingredients.  Find some recipes online or in books and serve up some special drinks that night.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a martini dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Forget about cake or pie - try making a dessert with a twist of vodka instead. Whether it's chocolate truffles or tiramisu, adding a bit of alcohol will give it an extra oomph.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Martini Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Martinis are classic & timeless</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The martini is a classic cocktail that has been around for centuries. It's versatile and can be made with a variety of spirits, from vodka to gin. No matter what spirit you choose, a martini is always an excellent choice when it comes to cocktails!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Martinis are easy to make at home</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own martini is surprisingly simple. All you need is some gin or vodka, vermouth, ice and olives (or other garnish if desired). Once you have the ingredients assembled, just stir them together in a shaker and strain into a chilled glass - voila, the perfect martini!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Martinis make for great party drinks</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If you're having a gathering of friends or family, few drinks are more festive than a classic martini. With its sophisticated look and taste, it's sure to be a hit at any event. Plus, since most people know how to make one, you don't have to worry about being the bartender all night!</p></div></div>

5 Stirring Facts for National Martini Day

National Martini Day FAQs

When is National Martini Day?

National Martini Day is celebrated on June 19 every year. In 2024 National Martini Day will occur on a Wednesday.

National Martini Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jun 19

Monday

2024

Jun 19

Wednesday

2025

Jun 19

Thursday

2026

Jun 19

Friday

2027

Jun 19

Saturday

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