We’re going to do something very important here. We’re going to help you and your pals enjoy the fourth of July. This will just be a chance to drink a martini. Some people might feel intimidated by the whole martini mystique. Consider this your chance to figure out what t a martini is and how you take yours.
The cocktail we all know as the martini has a muddy origin story; its name has changed over the years, as have its contents sometimes including sweet vermouth, absinthe, and/or various bitters. But by the early 20th century, what we now refer to as the martini was just a mix of London Dry gin and dry vermouth, garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Since then it has spread throughout American culture and become an unrivaled symbol of sophistication. In its famous conical glass, the martini is a visual currency the world over, on millions of menus and neon signs. In many ways, the martini is the cocktail. The perfect way to plan to drink on the fourth of July. You gotta keep cool during this iconic summer holiday, after all. And buzzed.
We are all familiar with an Irish coffee or the after-dinner drink of Bailey’s liqueur on the rocks, but a well-crafted cocktail with espresso is another matter. You can bring that sweet, spiked coffee to the fourth of July. A brilliant after-dinner drink and happy hour cocktail, it’s also perfect when you desire a cocktail and a little pick-me-up at the same time. It begins like many others with a combination of three olives vanilla, Kahlua, bailey’s, Frangelico, and fresh espresso.
As out of trend as the Cosmopolitan might be now, its combination of sweet and tart. Resulting in the most gorgeous cloudy cranberry color with three olives citrus, Cointreau, cranberry, and fresh lime. Now that’s a martini!
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This citrusy cocktail, go with a Brut style North End’s own whiskey, amaro, and angostura bitters. This martini is an interesting and very underused flavor.
A heavier, spicy, Pama Liqueur based cocktails. So get on your drinking shoes and pour up this seasonally suitable thanks to the pomegranate liqueur and spritzy sip for a lively happy hour in minutes.
Red, white, and blue martinis are the way to go. Time to make this long weekend fun. Reserve a table this weekend for patio dining as you celebrate the holiday.
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