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.