Martinis

Why do people drink martinis? Is it because they are trying to disguise their wish to slam 4 shots of gin or vodka by enjoying it in a “Gentleman’s Drink”? Could it be that they are frugal? 4 beers could cost you $10 – $14, where a top shelf martini goes for $6 – $8 and you only need to get the bartenders attention once! Many people simply claim that they like the taste.

In an attempt to figure out what the fuss is about I decided to give them a try for the past few weeks. My time with gin martinis was short lived, I hate gin and adding vermouth to it was not helping. I decide to give vodka martinis a try. I liked these much better. My favorite was a Dirty Gray Goose Martini. Ordering a martini “dirty” means you want olive juice added to it. Want to know how to make one? I am glad you asked!

Dirty Gray Goose Martini

  • 3 oz Gray Goose Vodka
  • 1 tbsp Dry Vermouth
  • 1 tbsp Olive Juice – use more or less depending on your taste
  • 2 olives

Chill Your martini glass by putting a few ice cubes and cold water in it while you are making your martini. Mix all ingredients, except the olives, in a shaker with ice and give 4 or 5 hard shakes. Empty ice water from the martini glass and pour the contents of your shaker into the glass, using a strainer. Add olives and serve.

After a few hours of “research,” this is my favorite mix. I would encourage you to give martinis a try – there are many different recipes out there. You can get a chocolate martini, apple martini, almond martini, and the list is endless. There is a great list of martini recipes here.

If you like the dirty martini and want to make it at home stop by our shop to look at some of our martini accessories, especially the olive juice.

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