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April 10 2013 3:50 PMMartini MadnessThe tournament concludes with a highlight reel from M.F.K. Fisher’s Gibson’s path to victory.
April 9 2013 12:12 AMMartini MadnessThe Final Four and Championship live-blog.
April 8 2013 4:49 PMMartini MadnessDorothy Parker didn’t write the famous quatrain about martinis that’s always attributed to her.
April 6 2013 4:25 PMMartini MadnessThe Round of 32 gets surrealist.
April 5 2013 10:35 AMMartini MadnessThere are beer snobs, wine snobs, whiskey snobs—why no martini snobs?
April 2 2013 9:10 AMMartini MadnessInterns’ (and noninterns’) notes from the Slate office martini tasting.
March 23 2013 11:38 AMMartini MadnessSix sweet-martini matchups decided in a single night, with the help of a new pal.
March 22 2013 7:30 AMMartini MadnessReader recipes face off. (Ohioan gin vs. pastis! Walnut bitters vs. Pineau! Green Chartreuse vs. yellow Chartreuse!)
March 20 2013 1:28 PMMartini MadnessWe present the bracket.
March 17 2013 3:30 PMMartini MadnessPromotional gimmicks, conceptual stunts, regional twists, and other martini variations.
March 17 2013 9:00 AMMartini MadnessConsidering the Gibson: the martini’s urbane, elite, oniony relative.
March 16 2013 10:15 AMMartini MadnessExploring and explaining the extra-dry dry martini with your guide, Robert Bork.
March 14 2013 5:35 AMMartini MadnessThe origins of the martini aren’t particularly interesting, but they’re very sweet.
March 14 2013 5:33 AMMartini MadnessConsidering the Gibson: the martini’s urbane, elite, oniony relative.
March 14 2013 5:31 AMMartini MadnessThe proper martini: the most symbolically freighted cocktail in the world.
April 9 2013 12:13 AMMartini Madness: The BracketYour complete guide to Slate’s martini tournament.
April 8 2013 6:22 PMMartini MadnessBartending wunderkind Damon Boelte helps judge the Elite Eight.
April 7 2013 3:14 PMMartini MadnessRobert Bork’s bad restaurant manners pale in comparison to Ian Fleming’s bad pickup lines.
April 5 2013 8:05 PMMartini MadnessShaken vs. stirred is a false dichotomy. There is a third way.
April 3 2013 1:15 PMMartini MadnessThe Round of 64 concludes with a shocking defeat for Hemingway’s martini.
March 26 2013 8:47 AMMartini MadnessThere have been no new jokes about martinis since 1981 at the very latest.
March 22 2013 9:44 AMMartini MadnessIn which we send an intern to order a martini at a Washington, D.C. boys’ club.
March 21 2013 9:25 PMMartini MadnessThe New Yorker’s martini goes up against a 1½-foot-long lemon twist.
March 18 2013 5:15 AMPast Their PrimeWhen is a superaged spirit too old to drink?
March 17 2013 10:00 AMMartini MadnessThe origins of the martini aren’t particularly interesting, but they’re very sweet.
March 16 2013 3:00 PMMartini MadnessAn introduction to the dirty martini, with a tip of the hat to FDR.
March 14 2013 5:36 AMMartini MadnessPromotional gimmicks, conceptual stunts, regional twists, and other martini variations.
March 14 2013 5:34 AMMartini MadnessAn introduction to the dirty martini, with a tip of the hat to FDR.
March 14 2013 5:32 AMMartini MadnessExploring and explaining the extra-dry dry martini with your guide, Robert Bork.
March 14 2013 5:30 AMMartini MadnessWelcome to Slate’s multipart, multiweek interactive cocktail tournament.

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