Taboo Tip Tuesday – Dirty Martini!
There are days when a simple glass of wine will not do! The come infrequently and can be influenced by a swollen moon, the vocal scratching of certain individuals or when my heart weighs heavy. Whatever the reason their seems to be one savory elixir that eases the synaps within my brain. A Martini!
I don’t mind a well balanced Cosmopolitan….when it’s on the sour side. There are martini’s that resemble bacon, grilled cheese and cheesecake! I am just not one of those woman who appreciates an Apple-tini or urnes for a hydros “tini” with any kind of fruit juice in the mix. My elected drink to be served in a martini glass is one that is dirty.
I am NOT a gin drinker (I prefer my pine in an air freshener or a Christmas tree) so my martini is made of Vodka. Yes, I realize a “true” martini is made with gin. Can’t do it! Here’s my recipe:
Chill martini glass (ice cubes in the bowl of the glass and fill with water) for 15 minutes
Add 2 inches of crushed ice to shaker (not crushed to resemble snow, it waters down the drink!)
3 jiggers of Citrus Vodka
1/2 jigger of Olive Juice
(optional) splash of vermouth
Empty water from martini glass,
2 Feta stuffed Olives (or maybe blue cheese stuffed) on a olive pick, decorate interior of martini glass
Shake vigorously then pour into glass.
I prefer to pour about half the mix and store the remaining half in the freezer. I nibble on one olive with the first glass, refill then finish the 2nd olive with the second glass full. It is satisfying….savory…..salty…. and soothing! Yes, when someone says “martini?” I say, make it dirty! What’s your favorite Martini? Leave the recipe for all who seek the perfect self medication to sweep away the day.