Apparently it’s not just Dorinda from Real Housewives of New York that enjoys a Dirty Martini, I personally have no idea how my husband manages to ingest this hideous concoction but he does love his Martini, shaken not stirred! After many failed attempts, which of course Mr G drank and then told me he hated, we finally came up with something that he loves!! So here is his perfect drink.
2 1/2 oz Hendricks Gin
1/2 oz Vermouth
1/2 oz Brine from a jar of Garlic and Jalapeno Olives
2 Garlic and Jalapeno Olives
1 Blue Cheese Olive.
Grab your Martini glass and run under cold water, stick the glass in the freezer while you prepare the drink. Fill a Cocktail Shaker with ice and pour the Gin, Vermouth and Brine in to the shaker. Make sure the lid is on tightly and shake the hell out of that thing, you know you are close to finished when either your hand or the kitchen towel has stuck to the now ice covered shaker! I use a towel because my hands go numb!!!
Take out the glass from freezer, it should be slightly iced…..Put the 3 olives on a cocktail stick and place in the Martini Glass, pour the nasty cloudy liquid over the olives and hand to your very happy husband.
If you don’t like Gin you could use Vodka, last night we used Stoli for this drink and apparently it was smooth, what ever that means….
Repeat as often as necessary….. Enjoy!