Happy Hour: Dirty Martini

Normally I am all about the sweet drinks - with Buttery Nipples and Grasshoppers high on my list. But have you ever had a Dirty Martini? I admit, the olives win me over on this one. I used to LOVE martini bars and for a while this was my drink of choice. So, I don't go to martini bars anymore, but anyone can create a great dirty martini at home.

Dirty Martini

6 parts gin
2 parts dry vermouth
1 part olive brine
4 Cocktail olives

Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with one or two or four olives. The olive brine is what really makes this yummy. A great drink for olive lovers!