4 shots out of 5
Opening Night for our cities soccer league was a success! Soccer season is officially underway! Time for the craziness to begin! Between three soccer teams, one baseball team and Tae Kwon Do......sometimes I'm not sure which way is up. That's when these nightly cocktails really come in handy.
I gave tonight's cocktail 4 shots out of 5. I LOVE GREEN OLIVES. Let me just get that out of the way. When I was a kid and everyone ordered their coke, 7-up, Roy Rodgers or Shirley Temples and they either asked for or automatically got a cherry......NOT me, no sir-ee, I made sure I ordered mine with olives (yes plural, one olive just wouldn't do). I got the looks and the "with OLIVES?!?!" from most of the waiters and waitresses, and with a big smile I would say, "YES, with oliveSSSS". The dry vermouth in this cocktail is different, not sure that I like it all that much, buy hey give me another 203 days and I'll bet that will change! I DO like the fact that I get to pour olive juice inside my cocktail and put many olives in it as well.
Here is the recipe for a Dirty Martini:
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/4 oz dry vermouth
- 1/2 oz green olive juice
In a shaker add ice, vodka and dry vermouth. Shake it up well and strain it into your martini glass. Pour your olive juice inside and give it a good stir.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Here's to being able to put olive juice in my cocktail! Too fun.........for me at least!
The Cocktail Lady