Ever had a redneck martini? This is a family recipe. Lawyers and salesmen have been hogging this drink for too long, it’s time to take it back to the people. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Martini Recipe Stuff:
1 splash VERMOUTH, dry
3 fingers VODKA
3, 4, or 5 OLIVES (the bigger the better)
Or you can try:
2 oz. VODKA ……or GIN (blagghhth!)
1/2 oz. VERMOUTH, dry
3/4 oz. OLIVE JUICE (for a “dirty martini”)
And then just do this:
Shake vermouth and vodka with ice to chill, strain, and then add olives to taste. I like it served in a mason jar, but pretty much anything that holds water will work. Loosen tie or kick off heels and relax. (although if you’re drinking out of a jar, you probably not wearing a tie.)
Repeat as needed.
Martini Fun Facts:
Martini drinks first became popular during prohibition when alcohol was outlawed.
The long stem of the martini glass is designed to keep your hot hand off of the bowl of the glass.
Martinis used to be made with cherries.
James Bond drinks a vodka martini (shaken, not stirred, of course).
I once had a chocolate martini, and I’ll probably never have one again (if I have any say in it).
And if you’re still in a drinking mood, give a Moscow Mule Cocktail a go–this video will show you how to make, and NOT MAKE this gingery drink.