Slate's Drink department presented its Official Martini Madness Bracket on March 20, 2013, following a round of reader voting to determine tournament seeding. Martini Madness concluded with a Final Four live-blog on April 8, 2013, and the victory of a recipe first published by M.F.K. Fisher. Click here to begin a series of essays on the history of the martini and here to enter the archive of tournament play. On the bracket below, click on a recipe name to see the full recipe. —Troy Patterson
TODAY IN SLATE
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