It’s National Martini Day, of course.

Some of you just went, “Isn’t every day National Martini Day?” and that’s why we get along.

Who wouldn’t want to celebrate what’s essentially a garnished fancy glass of vodka? Well, martinis are more than just a glass of vodka.  They have been for years.  I mean the Cosmopolitan is type of a martini made famous by Sex and the City…was that over 10 years ago when the show first aired?  Wow.

I will admit that the Cosmo and the Lemon Drop are my favorite types of martinis.  In fact, the Lemon Drop is a great drink to order if you are new to imbibing in liquor. When made correctly, it takes like lemonade…with a kick.  It was the drink I would order when I was a 22 year old woman just getting a taste for alcohol.

Vodka has certainly changed since then.  It comes in many flavors these days.  From what I remember, Absolut was the first brand that had flavored vodka.  Now, the field is broader and so are the flavors.  It’s not just fruit anymore. Some of them sound a little random, but I saw this Three Olives Vodka recipe for a Campfire Martini and was intrigued:

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  • 3 parts Three Olives S’mores Vodka
  • Crushed graham crackers, chocolate syrup, marshmallows
  • Dip the rim of martini glass in chocolate syrup and coat with crushed graham crackers.
  • Pour Three Olives S’mores into martini shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake and strain into martini glass.
  • Garnish with a skewer of three toasted marshmallows!

It sounds like a fun drink to make when you are having a few friends over, especially in the summer time.

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