I never liked strong drinks. I always preferred mine sweet and fruity so that it totally covered up the taste of the alcohol. Then my friend made me try her Dirty Martini. I was floored at how good it tasted. I thought it was going to taste like straight vodka* but the recipe calls for a secret ingredient (vermouth), which really balances out the alcohol. I’m a huge olive fan so I definitely like my martinis dirty. Olives soaked in vodka is surprisingly delicious.
* Martini’s can be made of gin or vodka but I always prefer vodka.
2 1/2 ounce Gin or vodka, chilled
1/2 ounce Dry vermouth, chilled
1/2 ounce Olive brine
Combine gin or vodka, vermouth and olive brine into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Stir to combine.
Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass.
Serve with olives.
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