The Risque Martini

October 7, 2008

There’s just something about ’em…They’re cool. They’re refreshing. They’re chic. They’re bold. And most of all, they’re dirty.

Dirty Martinis are a true love of mine. Thanks to Ms. Heise, I was introduced at the W’s XYZ bar here in San Francisco almost two hears ago and I have not fallen out of love yet. (The best, however, can be found at the Omni Hotel here in SF on California Street. They are huge and seriously the most delicious and delectable beverages ever!)

To shake up a dirty of your own, try the following recipe:

2 oz Gin (make it Bombay Sapphire if possible!)
1 tbsp Dry Vermouth
2 tbsp Olive juice
Add three olives

Mix all ingredients in a chilled cocktail shaker and pour into a martini glass. Place three olives in the glass as garnish. (Yes, it is important to have three olives- a WIT rule of sorts ;)) Voila!

While not appropriate for all occasions, dirty martinis definitely do the trick of melting stress after a rough work day or provide the sleek and savory feel to your cocktail hour.

In fact, I’ll be grabbing one (or two!) with some of my favorite OPR girls tonight. Is it 5 p.m. PT yet?

photo courtesy of wikipedia

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