Limerick Ode To National Martini Day

Tomorrow, June 19, is National Martini Day. I figured it was best to celebrate with a limerick … before starting on that martini:

Limerick Ode To National Martini Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The martini’s a drink for the tough,
Cuz that cocktail is strong, sometimes rough.
Most favor it gin-filled,
Which leaves me chagrin-filled.
Use tequila instead? Won’t rebuff!

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13 Responses to “Limerick Ode To National Martini Day”

  1. Victoria says:

    Happy Martini Day! Ha.

  2. Linda Fuller says:

    Made with vodka or gin, umm delish
    (But tequila’s a whole ‘nother dish)
    Ah, my drunk, misspent youth
    (Please just hold the vermouth)
    When I drank like a high and dry fish.

    And now they have glazed doughnut flavored vodka!!!

  3. Some gin, with a dash of vermouth,
    Gives an air of being so couth.
    It just reeks upper-class
    In its conical glass,
    But tastes bloody awful, in truth.

  4. brian miller says:

    vodka over gin, any day…and shaken, not stirred…smiles.

  5. Claudia says:

    national martini cool is that…ha..what about woda martina…shaken not stirred..smiles

  6. Claudia says:

    i meant wodka of course..not woda… getting tired already and the letters escape my fingertips..ha

  7. laurie kolp says:

    I never liked martinits… but your limerick is tasty (corny, I know…).

  8. Chazinator says:

    Now, I’ve made these, just as people like em. It was not my drink of choice when I did drink, but I know lots like martinis, one way or another. Do you take a drop or a wave of vermouth? :)

  9. Joe Hesch says:

    Reached the half-century mark years ago, and I’ve never had a martini. If they’re as tasty as this piece, I’ve been missing the boat for too long.

    ~ j

  10. Kathy says:

    Almost missed your haiku…love the thought of eventually ending up residing in a place one once admired in a postcard…and relaxing with a martini in hand in it’s yard!

  11. Manicddaily says:

    Enjoy! (And enjoyed!) (The limerick, that is.) k.

  12. JazzBumpa says:

    Martinis are made using gin. No other spirit goes in,
    Except for Vermouth. Now here’s the harsh truth:
    To do otherwise is a sin!

    Now vodka is fine in its place; in martinis, though, never a trace!
    It’s swilled on the docks, can be used to clean clocks,
    Or in cranberry juice – on the rocks.


  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your fun comments and your verse!