I told you last week that we had a bit of an unintentional martini themed party a few weeks back, and what is a martini party without the classic dirty martini? I used to hate, I mean hate this drink. I couldn't put my finger on what it was that I didn't care for, because I love green olives, so I should like a dirty martini right???
Well low and behold it was the vodka that I didn't care for, once I asked for a dirty "gin" martini I was sold. I know not everyone likes the distinct flavor of gin but I really like it. So for this recipe I used gin but you can substitute if for vodka if you prefer.
2 1/2 ounces gin (or vodka)
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
5 teaspoons olive brine