Halloween really snuck up on me this year … I intended to do a murder mystery dinner with my closest friends but the busiest season of the year is hard not to enjoy the down time vs. throw another event. Maybe next year …
So for this year I thought I would highlight a Halloween that I enjoy, this is intended to be an adults only affair since my crowd is sans children currently! Instead of candy - I chose my all time favorite + “treat yourself” cocktail … a dirty martini (the best slightly spicy recipe listed below).
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ALL ABOUT A DIRTY MARTINI
2 1/2 oz of gin (or vodka)
1/2 oz (15 mL) vermouth
1/2 oz (15 mL) olive juice (brine solution from a jar of cocktail olives)
THE BEST TRICK…A SPLASH OF PEPERONCINI JUICE
Cocktail olives (one or two) on a cocktail stirrer …Pour the vodka, dry vermouth and olive brine into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake well.
Rub the rim of a martini glass with the wedge of lemon.
Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass and add the olive.
pour into your martini glass — enjoy!