"The US Marine Corps was founded in Philadelphia on Nov. 10, 1775 in a tavern during the American Revolutionary War. The name of the tavern was 'Tun Tavern.' There is an exact replica of Tun Tavern at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. It was at Quantico in this Tun Tavern that the US Marine Corps Martini was born over 50 years ago. It has been made and served all over the world. Is it a killer martini? More on that later. It is sometimes referred to as the 5-4-3-2-1 Martini. To your health and good cheer! 'Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.'" — fredfj
Watch video tips and tricks
5 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers
4 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers
2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers
pale dry sherry
1 1/2 fluid ounces
I serve this at all of my husband's parties, he was in the Corps for 30 years.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
US Marine Corps Martini
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 0
A new recipe revealed each day until Christmas. Check it out!
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
Get the season’s best recipes for holiday feasting.
See how to make an espresso martini with vodka and Kahlua.
See how to make a classic vodka martini.
See how to make a festive, colorful vodka cocktail for the holidays.