And if you, like myself, have missed this in previous years, and were not appropriately aware of today's significance until you saw this diary, then obviously, you and I know where the blame squarely lies: the GOP and their obstructionist policies are obviously responsible for the lack of promotion of important national holidays. Budget cuts and misplaced austerity measures, funding foreign wars, cuts to seniors who've been making martinis since Bogie first kissed Bacall, and the inability for those called to the Vocation of Mixology to not be able to secure student loans for professional training programs. It's undermining this great country of ours. Don't believe me? How many fine neighborhood establishments have you personally seen go belly-up during the continuing Bush Recession? Back when we had a budget surplus, the celebration of a great American invention, which has brought our cocktail culture to the world over, and endeared us to billions, surely would have had enjoyed its proper dignified place in history.
If that's not a damned good reason to support and vote for Democratic candidates, I don't know what is.
In celebration of today, I share with you all my secret family recipe for Marty-ritas (so named after both my brother and my dad). It's a ratio-recipe, so you can, like us, make it by the glass, pitcher, or bathtub, depending on your own personal Pursuit of Happiness.
3 Parts Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
2 Parts Nellie & Joe's Famous Key Lime Juice
1 Part Triple Sec
Pinch of Kosher salt (in the drink, in addition to the salted rim of the glass)
Agave Nectar sweetener to taste
You can, of course, blenderize this with ice for a frozen margarita, or just shake it real good with crushed ice and serve it in your favorite martini glass. (Or keg cup, or fishbowl, or bucket... for those of us too lazy to get up for refills every 6 ounces).
God Bless Diversity and God Bless America!
I leave you with the wit and wisdom of my personal favorite of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin:
I raise my glass to you, fellow Patriots.