The martini, a mix of gin and vermouth with a lemon twist or olive, is one of our most famous cocktails, but its history is cloudy. Which one of these is not a legend about its origin?
It is a descendent of an earlier drink called the Martinez, which was invented in the Californian town of the same name in the 19th century
It was a created in a New York hotel called The Knickerbocker in 1911
It was named after the Martini & Henry rifle, used by the British Army in the late 19th century
It was invented for a San Francisco cabaret singer called Maria Martini in the 1890s