NATIONAL MARTINI DAY
National Martini Day is celebrated each year on June 19. This holiday is a day where adults can gather together and enjoy their favorite martini.
A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, the martini is normally garnished with an olive or lemon twist. The martini has grown to become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages.
James Bond, the fictional spy, sometimes asked for his vodka martinis to be “shaken, not stirred”.
Some people prefer to have their martinis served “on the rocks”, which is the ingredients poured over ice cubes and served in an old-fashioned glass.
Dirty martini – Martini with a splash of olive brine or olive juice and is typically garnished with an olive.
Over the years, the traditional martini has had a number of variations to it and also other flavors have evolved such as the cosmopolitan, chocola-tini or apple-tini.
NATIONAL MARTINI DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Martini Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY
Each year on the third Friday in June, it is National Flip Flop Day. Find your flip flops and wear them!
NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY HISTORY
In 2007, Tropical Smoothie Cafe created National Flip Flop Day, an “unofficial” National holiday, to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. Every year on this date, customers who come into participating Cafes across the nation, wearing flip flops, receive a free Jetty Punch Smoothie. Tropical Smoothie then gives proceeds of a $1 paper flip flop, from customers, to send ill children and their families to Camp Sunshine.
Camp Sunshine is based in Casco, Maine and their mission is focused solely on addressing the effects of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family — the child, the parents and the siblings. This year-round program is free of charge to families.
$365,000 was raised by Tropical Smoothie Cafe, for Camp Sunshine, in 2012. This brought the total amount raised since the beginning in 2007, to over $1.5 million. The money raised in 2012, from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, was enough to send 150 children and their families, from across the country, to camp for a week of fun, games and activities.