Cocktail Club: Dirty Martini

Martinis are my drink of choice when I want something strong that I can sip slowly. I've always been a vodka fan and I like any drink that comes with a tiny snack, so a dirty martini is one of my main go-to's. 

dirty martini

Plus, it makes you seem adult and sophisticated if you can drink something that is pretty much pure vodka and live to tell the tale. 

Everyone makes their martinis a little differently, but here's how I like to do it:

In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass add ice, 2.5 oz vodka, a dash of dry vermouth, and a little splash of green olive brine. Stir until it's as cold as cold can be and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with green olives. (I like to throw three olives in there because, like I said, I enjoy snacks with my cocktails.) 

The key with this is to not add too much brine. I made that mistake once and spent the rest of the night dying of thirst from all the salt in my drink!

Happy drinking!