Monday, April 8, 2013

Cocktail Hour: Dirty Martini

Don, you dirty dog... you're back. That's right... Mad Men made its triumphant return last night. Naturally, this meant dirty martinis were called for.

My martini knowledge was recently tested on a trip to the Dominican Republic. Due to some language and cocktail diversity barriers, I was put on the spot and had to instruct my bartender how to make my beloved dirty martini. They knew every form of coconut frozen drink, but apparently this classic was not in the repertoire.

Knowing this recipe by heart will now forever be a vacation survival skill. I'm the Bear Grylls of old man drinking. Don and Roger would be proud.

Dirty Martini
2oz gin
1/2oz dry vermouth
1/2oz olive juice
2 olives

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Serve with two  olives.

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