IRS blues martini

Happy National Martini Day!

“…Although the exact origin of the martini is unknown, this iconic drink has earned a permanent place in the pantheon of classic cocktails. The first printed recipe for a “Martinez” cocktail appeared in a bartending manual published in San Francisco in 1887. However, historians disagree over whether the beverage actually originated on the West Coast. In 1911, a New York City bartender named Martini di Arma di Taggia began serving a cocktail made with gin, vermouth, orange bitters, and an olive garnish. The martini gained widespread popularity among Manhattan socialites, and has been associated with New York ever since. Today, 50% of all cocktails are served in a martini glass. Some of the most famous (historical and fictional) martini lovers include: John D. Rockefeller, Humphrey Bogart, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Ernest Hemingway, and James Bond.” –

Martinis have always felt like a winter drink to me (so expect plenty of recipes come late fall/early winter), but none the less today is National Martini Day so in honour of that here is the a martini I had a few weeks ago at my Mom’s house. We got to be the ‘guniea pigs’ for her ‘girls martini weekend’ recipes. This one was my fave!

IRS Blues martini

  • Servings: individual
  • Difficulty: easy
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IRS Blues Martini


  • 1 1/2 oz lemon vodka
  • 1/2 oz blue curacao
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • ice
  • lemon wedge


  1. Combine vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade in ice filled cocktail shaker
  2. Shake then strain into chilled cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with lemon wedge
  4. Enjoy!


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