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Bernard DeVoto claims – in his “The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto” – that for the educated drinker (or bon vivant) there’s no happier time than “the hour” (normally around 6pm, even if after 5pm one is allowed to drink it seems), and that, when the clock strikes 6, there is no better drink than the Martini. Indeed, the king of cocktails.

This blog is my personal ode to the martini cocktail, and it is dedicated to all Martini drinkers in the world, for three reasons. First, because Martini drinkers care about their drinks. Such as Luis Buñuel, who used to choose the exterior of his films depending on the quality of the Martinis served in the area. Second, because they are generous. Like Tennessee Williams, who left always his martini olive to his little dog. Third, because they are creative and will never stop experimenting, like all barflies that have ever quench their thirst at “the fountain of youth, which is a mixture of gin and vermouth”.

Wether you are looking for the best Martini bars around the world or for some precious Martini knowledge, you are in the right place.


Fabio Nascimbeni



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