Martini di Arma di Taggis, bartender

Martini di Arma di Taggis, bartender at the Knickerbocker hotel just off of Times Square is credited with inventing the Martini. A true Martini has two real ingredients — quality  gin, dry vermouth and orange bitters, stirred in ice and strained into a cocktail glass. It is said, the martini was invented in 1912 and  John D. Rockefeller took a liking to it. And the rest is history. 

Well, maybe history, as there are as many alternatives to a martini as there are stories about how and where the martini was invented, but the legend will continue for Martini and the hotel.

 

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Cherie

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