Every holiday deserves to be celebrated properly, and for this National Martini Day on June 19th, 2015, celebrate by sipping on one of the most iconic Italian cocktails, the Martini & Rossi Martini.

Since its origins dating back to the 1800’s, the classic martini is believed to have gotten its name from an Italian vermouth maker under the name Martini, which is currently known today as Martini & Rossi. During the prohibition, the ease of illegal gin manufacturing helped to make the martini a predominant cocktail of the 20th century. Since that time the martini has taken on various adaptations but the classic still reigns supreme, a simple combination of gin and the original Martini & Rossi vermouth.

Martini and Rossi Classic Martini

Martini and Rossi Classic Martini

Martini & Rossi® Classic Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 part Martini & Rossi® Extra Dry vermouth
  • 3 parts Bombay Sapphire® Gin

Preparation: Stir Martini & Rossi® Extra Dry vermouth and Bombay Sapphire® over ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Serve with an lemon twist.


Martini and Rossi Dirty Martini

Martini and Rossi Dirty Martini

Martini & Rossi® Dirty Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 part Martini & Rossi® Extra Dry Vermouth
  • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 1/4 part Olive Juice

Preparation: Mix Martini & Rossi® Extra Dry vermouth, Bombay Sapphire and olive juice over ice into a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Serve with olive.


Martini and Rossi Tarocco Martini

Martini and Rossi Tarocco Martini

Martini & Rossi® Tarocco Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Martini & Rossi® Extra Dry Vermouth
  • 1 1/2 parts Orange Flavored Rum
  • 1/2 part St. Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 part Pomegranate Juice

Preparation: Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass.