Well folks, it’s National Martini Day again (June 19).
We know, it sneaks up on you doesn’t it? You probably haven’t even finished your National Martini Day shopping or hung the National Martini Day wreath on the door yet.
Just kidding. The only observance anyone has to make for National Martini Day is perhaps, to enjoy one. We here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa love martinis and we’re offering up some special blends for National Martini Day.
But before we get to that, here’s some nice martini quotes to get you in the mood (Actually, they’re quotes about martinis as martinis don’t talk. Well, if they do, you’ve probably had enough.)
“Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” H.L. Mencken
“Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman … or a bad woman.” George Burns
“A man must defend his home, his wife, his children, and his martini.” Jackie Gleason
“Shaken, not stirred.” James Bond
“Happiness is…finding two olives in your martini when you’re hungry.” Johnny Carson
“He knows just how I like my martini – full of alcohol.” Homer Simpson
”I had never tasted anything so cool and clean. They made me feel civilized.” Ernest Hemingway novel Farewell to Arms.
Wise words in deed for a drink that dates back to the late 19th century. In its purest from, the martini is gin and dry vermouth, but ever since James Bond started ordering vodka martinis, well, they’ve become pretty popular in the U.S. as well. In fact, these days, pretty much anything goes with the martini as you’ll find throughout Borgata’s bars and nightclubs.
For National Martini Day, Borgata is offering up these special concoctions
Dragon Ball Martini
Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum
1.5 oz Bombay Gin
.5 oz Aloe Vera Liquor
.5 oz Capano Bianco white vermouth
Splash of Lemon Juice
Mix all ingredients, shake vigorously, strain into martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist
1.5 oz. gin
2 oz. sake
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
Shake well and serve
We think H.L Mencken would be pleased. Happy National Martini Day from Borgata.