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Saddles Wins Best Martini With “The Green Goddess” At Annual Martini Madness Event

Saddles hosted its 17th annual Martini Madness event on January 19th, 2017 sponsored by Barcardi USA. Ten local restaurants and bars competed for the most creative and delicious martinis while Saddles Steakhouse served a bountiful selection of hors d’oeuvres and small bites. Attendees voted for their favorite martinis in a variety of categories including the Best Martini in Sonoma 2018.

    
Local bartenders from across Sonoma brought their A game to Martini Madness. Contenders included:

Local bartenders from Palooza Brewery and Gastropub, Starling Bar Sonoma, Fairmont, HopMonk Tavern Sonoma, Steiners Tavern, the girl & the fig, Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, Sonoma Grille and Bar and Saddles Steak House brought their A game to Martini Madness last night! The home team from Saddles received the most votes and won best overall martini for the second year, Hopmonk won Most Creative and Steiners won Best Use of Garnish. Big thanks to our sponsor Bacardi USA and to everyone who participated! Thank you to Gary Saperstein for hosting our event!

Saddles was proud to be crowned winner of the Best Martini in Sonoma for 2018 with the brand new “Green Goddess” martini. Featuring House cucumber-infused Grey Goose Vodka, Midori, Lime & Cucumber, the martini was truly a hit! Although our winning martini was an exclusive one, you can make your own at home with our recipe below.

Green Goddess Gimlet

1½ oz Cucumber-infused Grey Goose Vodka
½ oz Midori
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
3 cucumber wheels

Method: Muddle, shake and strain over ice in a cocktail glass.
Garnish: Cucumber

Be sure to try the Green Goddess next time you join us for drinks at Saddles, or enjoy making it yourself at home! See you next year for our 18th Annual Martini Madness event. Keep up with all our Saddles events here

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