The Extra Dirty Martini
First let me add a little disclaimer to this post by saying that I don’t drink a lot of martinis, dirty, or otherwise. In fact, we have a martini loving frequent visitor to our house that does the martini mixing herself, because I am so uneducated on this topic. So, I’m not offering my own martini recipe. What I do know, based on the few martinis that I have tried, is that the ultimate flaw in a martini is that they can become warm in the glass, or served warm in the first place. Not pleasant.
How to keep your extra dirty martini icy cold…
Here is our answer to a warm martini. Frozen olives. Yep. Just slide the olives onto these rock candy sticks. Three will do nicely for an extra dirty martini, and put the skewered olives down in a little glass. Pour olive brine from the jar to cover them. It’s fine if the top olive peeks out a bit. We used these mini dessert glasses to mold our olive popsicles. Of course, if you don’t want your martini this dirty, just freeze one or two olives and make your pops smaller. If you want extra olive brine from the start, just pour a bit into the martini mixture in the glass. You might even experiment with martini add-ins beyond olives.
We realize that these martinis with olive popsicles are extra dirty in more ways than one, but these frozen pops will certainly keep your martinis extra cold without diluting them. They’ll quite possibly be a conversation starter and laughter inducer for your party, as well.
Extra dirty martini, anyone?