An Old (Hot & Filthy) Favorite

By popular request, here’s a recipe for an old favorite – the Hot and Filthy martini. This drink is served in a cocktail glass with a potent garnish (think an elaborate Bloody Mary garnish or a hot, exotic salad). The goal here is to achieve a savory, spicy, yet very balanced flavor.

The Hot & Filthy

3 oz London Dry gin

3/4 oz dry vermouth

1/2 oz olive, hot pepper, or caper brine (or a mix of all three)

Stir with ice, strain into a large cocktail glass, and garnish with 2 garlic-stuffed olives, a large caper berry, and a pickled hot pepper (the hotter the better). For extra heat, throw a hot pepper in the ice while you stir.

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