National Martini Day is fast approaching on Friday, July 19th! The classic American cocktail has been seen in the hands of pop culture icons throughout the years from Betty Draper to James Bond (shaken, not stirred.) However, some may not realize the drink’s history stretches back to the 1800’s.
The beautiful Lake Ridge Restaurant in Round Lake not only serves up mouth watering appetizer and entrées, but fantastic martinis, as well! Their featured drink to commemorate the holiday is the Lake Ridge Hot and Dirty Martini. Love a little spice? This one is for you! It’s made with Absolut Peppar Vodka, olive juice, dry vermouth, three drops of hot sauce and garnished with three stuffed olives: one jalapeño, one garlic and one cocktail onion.