Birthplace of the Martini

Birthplace of the Martini (HM13BS)

Location: Martinez, CA 94553 Contra Costa County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 0.892', W 122° 8.194'

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On this site in 1874, Julio Richelieu, bartender, served up the first martini when a miner came into his saloon with a fistful of nuggets and asked for something special. He was served a "Martinez Special." After three or four drinks, however, the "Z" would get very much in the way. The drink consisted of 2/3 gin, 1/3 vermouth, a dash of orange bitters, served over crushed ice and served with an olive.
Humorist James Thurber once said, "One is alright, two is too many, and three is not enough."
April 11, 1992
Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13
E Clampus Vitus
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HM NumberHM13BS
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByJoaquin Murrieta Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:31am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 575792 N 4207816
Decimal Degrees38.01486667, -122.13656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 0.892', W 122° 8.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 0' 53.52" N, 122° 8' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 911-999 Alhambra Ave, Martinez CA 94553, US
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