Seven years ago, my church social club asked me to host the gathering for March. Instead of sitting in a bar watching that annual basketball event (which shall go unnamed lest anyone violate any trademark rules), I invited everyone to my home bar and we did some bracketology magic of our own. The first Martini Madness event was born. The event has grown and contracted and grown over the years. This year, we’re looking at 16-20 entries for the amateur mixologist smackdown. What better way to host a party! All I do is send out the invite, make the bracket, and provide the space and mixing tools. The guests do all the work and supply all the booze and food! This year’s theme is based on TV shows, so entries must fit within the categories of girlie drinks, tropical libations, prohibition-era concoctions, and cool cat classics. I suppose I should go clean the house. Or maybe make a martini to get in the mood. Cheers and may the best drink win. I’ll be tweeting winning recipes at #martinimadness tonight.