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Martini Madness

Written by Christopher • August 2nd, 2008
Martini Madness

Martinis, helping people lower their standards since 1927.

Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. H. L. Mencken called the martini “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” and E. B. White called it “the elixir of quietude”.


Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Charles

    Tin signs are a lot of fun. Someone could make a small fortune with customizable tin signs. I definitely would like one for my Telstar Lounge.

  • Chris

    Oh yes and don’t forget about the Martinis!

  • The King Of Cool

    I love those tin signs. So much so, that I have the top two on my wall.

  • Chris

    Lucky you! :)

  • Anonymous

    Lately, I’ve been making dirty martinis with a little different twist. Instead of olive juice, I’ve been adding about one teaspoonful of the juice from a jar of yellow pepper rings and then topping with your usual gin and vermouth (no vodka martinis for me. I want to taste it.)This recipe gives you a little tang and a little different flavor and is now my favorite. Try it.


  • Charles

    Someone is being ballsy with the dirty martini recipe and there is nothing dirtier than being ballsy. Cheers


  • Chris

    I am a purist when it comes to Martinis. I like to enjoy them as they were intended, with a olive and a lady friend :)

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