April Fulton http://kufm.org en The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist http://kufm.org/post/martini-american-cocktail-may-have-international-twist There's no cocktail more distinctly American than the martini. It's strong, sophisticated and sexy. It's everything we hope to project while ordering one.<p>Baltimore-born satirist H.L. Mencken is said to have called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is the martini perfectly American? Maybe not entirely.<p>So in honor of <a href="http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-martini-day">National Martini Day</a> on Wednesday, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.<p>The history of the martini is a murky one. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:28:00 +0000 April Fulton 4168 at http://kufm.org The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist