Invented in the 1970s in San Francisco by Norman Jay Hobday, this drink is essentially a fancy Vodka Sour. It replaces the simple syrup with orange liqueur and has a fun, catchy name. I intentionally leave the word martini off because there is nothing martini about this. This is a sour through and through and has more familiarity with the Sidecar than a Dry Martini. Bars like putting this drink in a Martini glass for some reason, thus the confusion.
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