A day late and $1.75 short. This month is proving to be rather tiresome. What with packing household goods, the A/C going out, car needing maintenance, home renovations, and school requirements, I barely have time to gather enough crap in my head to write a post.
I did mention the A/C is still out, right?
Anyway, I figure once I can have a few minutes to myself, I can enjoy a classic cocktail. And this fits the bill this week.
- 2 oz. gin (unflavored)
- ¼ oz. dry vermouth
- splash of olive brine
- 3 olives
- lemon wedge (optional)
Pour gin, vermouth and brine into an ice-filled shaker. Mix well. Rim a martini glass with the lemon wedge, and then strain the contents into the glass. Garnish with olives.
I prefer garlic or feta stuffed olives for an extra shot of savory. My late BIL loved to use jalapeño stuffed olives, and even okra (shudder) for garnish. Just remember: the garnish is good for you, too!! 😉