24 January

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Today is the anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's Death

So we are drinking a...

Churchill Martini

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Great war leader, cigar smoker, tactician, politician and historian you have to admire the style of a man who not infrequently directed the greatest war in history from his bath, with a glass of champagne in hand.

A fan of Johnnie Walker, martinis, champagne, fine wines and cognac, Churchill was not shy about showing up in Parliament a little merry and when Mrs Astor once rebuked him for drunkenness, he shot back, "Yes, Madam. But you are ugly and in the morning I shall be sober". He also famously said that the only way to make a martini was with ice-cold gin, and a bow in the direction of France.

The great man also said "I would like to observe the vermouth from across the room while I drink my martini."
Or did he? The veracity of this and other quotations here.

For best Churchillian style, enjoy your Churchill Martini in the bath while smoking a cigar.

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