Root Vegetables are the #HGEATS theme this week and how could we let root vegetable week pass without a cocktail? hellloooooo – VODKA!
One of my favorite cocktails of all time is a Vodka Dirty Martini … make that extra dirty. Shaken. Not Stirred. Bond and I hang.
I am also a bit of a purist in that I like my vodka pure and unadulterated, meaning no vermouth. My Vodkas of choice are (in order of preference): X Rated Vodka, Absolut, Skyy Vodka and Stolichnaya.
I take the shaker and fill it with chipped ice. I pour in my vodka. I pour in my 1888 Dirtiest Martini Mix (pure olive mix and puts everything else to shame). Then I mash some olives and stuff them in there too.
I shake. and shake. and shake some more.
Sometimes, I take lovely, big, huge Queen olives without the pimentos and I stuff them with my favorite bleu cheese. FULL. Sometimes, I just go with the olives I have on hand.
I pour the iced dirty martini from the shaker into my glass and add my olives.
More about the 1888 Dirtiest Martini Mix (from a previous review that I did):
Ditch the over-the-counter martini brine mixes taste like the ocean (including fish scales) has just been dumped into my martini.
1888 Dirtiest Martini Mix is REAL olive brine – unadulterated and unapologetic and, most importantly, OLIVE-Y. (Yes, that is a word as of right now). Their name honors the first year that martinis appeared in the New and Improved Bartending Manual.
1888 Dirtiest Martini Mix is created using a revolutionary one-ton press to extract the olive juice from whole Spanish olives; Revolutionary because no one else is doing it and Revolutionary because that pressed olive juice is the key to making the perfect Dirty Martini.
Need a healthy justification to drink Dirty Martinis? 1888 Dirtiest Martini Mix is so pure that it only has 60% of the sodium content and includes all of the healthy benefits of olives like antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering trace oils.
Martinis should not be messed with – get it right with 1888 and the signature Hungry Goddess shake!