No big surprise, eh? You all know how I love my martinis. But I’m going to tell you the story behind my martinis. And then I’m going to tell you how to make a martini just like I do.
Okay, flashback. January, 2004. I read a book called The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr. The book tells the story of a quirky librarian who sets her eye on the conductor of an orchestra. And drinks Dirty Grey Goose Martinis. Up until this point in my life I had never had a martini. I can’t abide the taste of gin and I didn’t know you could make one from vodka. By halfway through the book I had researched exactly how to make a martini like the ones the librarian in the book was drinking. And by the end of the book I was drinking a martini along with her.
Here’s my recipe:
3 oz Grey Goose Vodka
1/8 oz Vermouth
1/2 oz olive juice
Put all ingredients except the olives in cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into chilled martini glass and add the olives. Drink. Relax.
I’ll be having one or two this weekend. I will not be sharing with the cat.