Martinez Historical Society

Walking Tour of Martinez


martinimonumentsm)Martini Monument

Alhambra Ave, Lasell Parking Lot

Plaque reads "In 1874, Julio Richelieo, Bartender, served up the first Martini when a miner came into his saloon with a fistful of nuggets and asked for something special. He was served a "Martinez Special." After three or four drinks however the "Z" would get very much in the way. The drink consisted of 2/3 gin, 1/3 Vermouth a dash or orange bitters, poured over crushed ice and served with an olive."

Erected by Juaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 Clampus Vitus. Dedicated April 11, 1992.