Thirsty Thursday: The Extra Dirty Martini

One of my favorite drinks is a Dirty Martini! Traditionally the Classic Martini is made with gin and vermouth and then topped off with a lemon twist or an olive. While I've never been a fan of gin or vermouth, an old friend of mine introduced me to the dirty martini some 
fifteen years ago. It's definitely an acquired taste and I must say that I've been hooked ever since. These drinks are terrific for serving at cocktail parties, girl's night out, etc... Here's a recipe I found courtesy of My Man's Belly! Enjoy!

Splash of Lillet
2 Ounces Vodka
3/4 – 1 Ounce Olive Brine (olive juice)
4 Olives

Add the splash of Lillet to martini glass.
Swirl the Lillet around the glass then pour it out.
Add the vodka, olive brine and ice to a shaker.
Cover and shake until your hand is so cold you swear it’s going to fall off.
Strain drink into martini glass.
Spear olives and drop into side of drink.

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