World Passion Fruit Martini Day is celebrated every year on May 28. The day is all about celebrations and drinking funky cocktails with fruits in them, with emphasis on using passion fruit and filling your glass with a dirty martini However, you can choose whatever flavor to make the cocktail of your choice. What a perfect accompaniment to a day meant to be celebrated anywhere — either at home, the bar, or at a poolside party. Just remember, the magic word is ‘funky!’
History of World Passion Fruit Martini Day
The British have their way of doing everything. One of their stylish ways to consume alcohol is by making cocktails that are both delicious and eye-catching. Even to a person who does not consume alcohol, their ways of presenting their cocktails are very appealing.
However, mere alcohol is not the topic of conversation here. We are discussing a rather specific type of alcohol that when mixed with passion fruit, makes a satisfying cocktail — a martini with passion fruit! For those who do not know what it is, a martini is a blend of gin, which is a type of hard liquor made from juniper berries with around 30% to 50% alcohol by concentration; and vermouth, a form of aromatic and colored wine. Those two components make a very fruity combination to begin with already. Now mix this with passion fruit, and you have a whole new level of martini to treat yourself with.
Now that you can picture the cocktail in your mind, focus on this fact: Britain has manufacturers who solely manufacture and deal with such cocktails. Funkin Cocktails is among the top contenders. In the United Kingdom, you can get custom-ready cocktails — all you need to do is add passion fruit to them.
With this knowledge that you now possess, World Passion Fruit Martini Day can be a day you too can celebrate in style!
World Passion Fruit Martini Day timeline
The bartender at the Occident Hotel in San Francisco adopts a recipe for a special drink with gin and dry white wine, replacing the white wine with vermouth and naming the drink “the Martinez.”
Jerry Thomas’s magazine, “Bartender's Guide, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks,” mentions the Martinez for the first time.
The term “cocktail party” is coined, and people follow the trend of drinking cocktails at gatherings.
Funkin Cocktails announces that May 28 will be World Passion Fruit Martini Day.
World Passion Fruit Martini Day FAQs
What is unique about passion fruit?
There are only two colors of passion fruit: yellow and purple. It is only grown in Brazil and Argentina.
Why are there always three olives in a martini?
You can have as many olives as you want but the aesthetic sense of an odd-numbered arrangement of olives on a tooth is just more pleasant.
Which fruits can be added to the martini?
You can add whatever fruit you want to a glass of martini. Grapes, olives, strawberries, or pineapple are the most preferred choices.
World Passion Fruit Martini Day Activities
Make your own cocktail
Make your own cocktails according to your tastes and enjoy! Take the time to also perfect your signature martini.
Keep it funky
Funky means rhythmic, musical, and funny. Make a drink that checks all three criteria: fruity, colorful, and able to synergize with your mood.
Host a party
What better way to celebrate than by hosting your own cocktail party? Dress up according to a theme, hold a cocktail-mixing contest, and dance the night away!
5 Funky Facts About Passion Fruit Martini Day
It was invented in the United States
The British may have style, but the concept of cocktails was invented in the United States.
The world’s favorite cocktail
The Dirty Martini remains the most consumed and preferred form of cocktail all over the world.
The origin of martinis is still debated
No one knows for certain where the idea of making martinis came from — while many believe in the story that it was invented during the 1800s Gold Rush in California, others believe that it originated in New York’s Knickerbocker Hotel.
It is technically a berry
Passion fruit is technically a berry that is either served sweet or sour.
Passion fruit comes in two funky colors
The fruit comes in two colors, purple and yellow.
Why We Love World Passion Fruit Martini Day
There is an artist in everyone that comes only at the right time. This day is a perfect day to bring out the artist in you and to celebrate the day with amazing and funky cocktails.
Try new varieties
No martini is similar to another. Every blend tastes different, smells different, and feels different. So trying all the varieties becomes an automatic must.’
A bartender’s delight
Imagine having to do the same thing over and over again. A bartender continues to pour drinks to every customer that comes to the bar in the same conventional way. Wouldn’t it be a sight to witness them getting to mix drinks and fruits and serve them per his own artistry?
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