Celebrate Martini Day at Li'l Rizzo's!

June 19th is Martini Day! Whether you enjoy your Martini shaken, not stirred, like James Bond, with an olive or as part of a more extravagant cocktail, Martini Day is a great excuse to celebrate with a glass. Strictly for adults, this special day celebrates all things Martini, and is an ideal opportunity to research and try out different cocktail recipes you might not have sampled before. If you're looking for a great place to try out some delicious Martinis, check out our Horseshoe Bend location Martini menu right here!


The Murky History of the Martini
The martini, with its basic ingredients and air of refined panache, is one drink that cannot be outshone by the latest trends. But where did this delicious drink originate from? Like the dirtiest of martinis, the history is more than slightly murky...

One prevalent theory points to the town of Martinez, California, where historians and town inhabitants alike claim the drink was invented during the mid-1800s Gold Rush. A gold miner who had recently struck it rich decided to celebrate his good fortune at a local bar. He requested Champagne, which they didn’t have, so the bartender insisted on concocting another beverage made from ingredients he had on hand: gin, vermouth, bitters, maraschino liqueur, and a slice of lemon. Thus, “The Martinez Special” was born.

Li'l Rizzo's Martinis

Chocolate Martini
360 Chocolate Vodka, Svedka Vanilla Vodka & Baileys

Deep Eddy Cosmo
Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, triple sec, splash of cranberry with a lemon twist

Blueberry Lemon
Western Son Blueberry Vodka, Svedka Vanilla Vodka, IL Tramonto Limoncello with blueberries and a lemon twist

Pineapple Upside Down Martini
Svedka Vanilla Vodka, Amaretto, pineapple juice and a splash of grenadine

Classic Martini
Served up or on the rocks with your choice of any brand of gin or vodka


Martinis have been enjoyed as an alcoholic gin and vermouth cocktail for many decades and is now one of the most famous cocktails in the world. It can be served in a variety of ways, such as on the rocks, garnished with an olive, or with a twist of lemon. A great idea for celebrating Martini Day is to gather up a group of friends and head on over to our Li'l Rizzo's Horseshoe Bend location to try one  (or all) of our specialty Martinis for yourself!

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks
At the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can enjoy drink specials and half-priced appetizers Monday through Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.! The best part about our Happy Hour specials is that you can enjoy these deals at either of our Li’l Rizzo’s locations. We hope to see you soon!

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