Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini with vodka and olive brine

This isn’t a martini, and it’s definitely not a highbrow tipple – but it’s a welcome refresher on a hot day. Sort of like a sports drink for the booze set. It’s also one of the few ways we know of to use up pepper vodka, if you have it.

We usually don’t shake vermouth; it has a tendency to make large, ugly bubbles when agitated. We relax that rule for this drink, since there’s so little of it. The oily nature of the brine makes it difficult to mix, so a good hearty shake does this drink good.

Not a fan of olives? Try it with pickle juice!

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with more olives.

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