Last time we checked, you don't need an excuse to sit down for a three-martini lunch. (We asked Don Draper just to be sure, and he confirmed this was a fact.)
Still, here's one more reason to order something stronger: Happy National Martini Day!
Although the origin of the Mad Men-approved, traditionally gin-based beverage is a little shaky – much like how James Bond prefers his prepared – the first printed recipe for a martini is thought to have appeared in an 1880s bartending manuel. (Sure, we'll drink to that!)
Here's a modern spin on the classic, whether you're celebrating Wednesday's holiday ... or sipping the night away.
Uva Bianca Served up at LAVO New York City restaurant and nightclub 2 oz. white grape-flavored vodka 1 oz. elderflower liqueur (recipe recommends St. Germain) ½ oz. lemon juice 7 green grapes Splash of club soda Garnish: three grapes Muddle the grapes in a cocktail shaker. Add your remaining ingredients and shake. Strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish with three grapes.