I don’t live in London, Paris or Rome. I did however use to live in Montreal….this has nothing to do with anything other than me hoping to throw a little “worldliness” into this post. Bottom line: I am Captain Normal (wait wait….stop laughing) I know it the grand scheme of life I am a bit unusual…that being said, I still live a pretty average normal basic (some might say boring) life.
First thing to know, as previously stated, I open my mouth and people know immediately I am not from Indiana. It’s the accent…and maybe the “demeanor” who knows? Second, I live on 5 acres in the booming city of Bargersville, In. Never heard of it? I am shocked! This is a happening place, filled with corn and soy fields, a huge soccer field, a rockin’ feed store, a few gas stations…oh my I could go on!
Needless to say I don’t spend my nights and days hobnobbing with the Super Stars of our society….but…..
In order to prove that I can be worldly (yes, this was a loooong way to get to this recipe!) I present to you the “Dirty Martini”.
6 ounces Vodka
1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth
1/2 ounce Olive Juice (from the jar) *you can up the amount of olive juice if you want*
2-3 stuffed olives (I like the Jalapeno Stuffed Olives or Blue Cheese but any will work)
“Frozen” Martini Glass (hugely important)
Here’s where I might get into trouble: I like my martinis shaken not stirred….but what the heck, do what you like, I don’t mind it’s your drink…let it make you happy!
Fill a shaker with ice, add your vodka, dry vermouth and olive juice. Give it a good shake, maybe sing a little song, do a dance…you know shake your money maker…KIDDING! Pour/Strain your magic potion into your FROZEN Martini glass. Add your stuffed olives and take a sip….aaaah….perfection!
What’s with the FROZEN glass: well, it’s what keeps your cocktail to the perfect chilled temperature. Trust me, a “room temperature” dirty martini tastes like carpeting. 😉
Note: in my experience using a decent vodka is the key…not so much for taste but after “effects”!
Note #2: this recipe makes only 1 cocktail….that’s my limit if I want to stay married… 🙂
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Peace and Money Makers!