Friday, October 11, 2013

Dolores Dirty Hippie Martini

My girl, Jess loves her some dirty martinis! Who can blame her? There is something sophisticated and refreshing about sipping on a fancy martini.

A drink like this is a Friday afternoon thing for me...after a long, hard week of work. There is nothing like that first sip that helps you dive right into a relaxing weekend. Many times during the weekend, I find myself dreading Monday morning. But Friday afternoons, you don't think about this. There is an infinity of time ahead of you until Monday. It is the perfect time for a dirty martini, or what we are calling in this post for Jess, a "Dolores Dirty Hippie."

Dolores Dirty Hippie Martini |

One could consider this sort of an add-on from the last post about San Francisco and our favorite part, the Mission. In the center of the Mission is Dolores Park, a great spot for people watching. In an extremely liberal town, this park is about as liberal as it gets. A hot bed of hippies and hippie activities.

Dolores Dirty Hippie Martini |

In the early days, a martini was made of equal parts gin and dry vermouth. However, over the years, the amount of vermouth has decreased, the gin increased, and in many cases changed to vodka. This is how we like it, mostly vodka, a little dry vermouth and either olive juice (Hubby) or a twist of lemon (Me).

Everyone prefers different types of vodka, here are our favs:

Top Shelf - Belvedere
Mid Shelf - Stolichnaya (Stoli)
Bottom Shelf - Pinnacle

Since it is Friday, and my dear friends birthday month, we here at Kettler Cuisine present the Dolores Dirty Hippie...Cheers!

Dolores Dirty Hippie Martini |
Drawing by GreenGirlCanvas on Etsy

Dolores Dirty Hippie Martini

Yields: 1 cocktail

3 ounces top shelf vodka
splash dry vermouth (coat the glass) + 1/2 ounce
1/2 ounce olive juice (or more)
2-3 Queen green olives stuffed with pimentos

Place the martini glass in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Fill a martini shaker with ice and pour in the vodka, vermouth and olive juice. Add a splash of vermouth to the chilled glass and coat the glass. Shake the vodka mixture vigorously and pour into the prepared glass. Spear olives on a pick and enjoy!

Dolores Dirty Hippie Martini |

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