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
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy
It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?