If you are old enough to say "I do", keg stands and blurry beer pong games are most likely a thing of the past. Leave them there. Don't try to recreate your college years by forming a frat with your groomsmen a la the movie Old School. With a few groomsmen gifts, some engraved bar accessories, and a mixology lesson, your boys can go from sloppy to suave.

Ah, the martini. What could be said about this classic cocktail that hasn't been said before? E.B. White called it "the elixir of quietude." James Bond preferred his martinis "shaken, not stirred." A martini instantly makes a man seem sexy and mysterious. What secret ingredient makes a martini "dirty"? The olive juice!

Some guys prefer shaken and some prefer stirred. Options for both are listed below. Before you shake or stir anything, start with the ingredients. You'll need:

  • 2 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz. Olive Juice (or to taste)
  • Olive for garnish
Stirred: Pour the gin and dry vermouth into a mixing glass. Slowly add the olive juice. Stir, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the olive. Shaken: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the olive. After you perfect the dirty martini, find groomsmen gifts and create a martini lounge. Start with this personalized martini glass set or this personalized martini after hours sign. For more groomsmen gifts and engraved bar accessories, shop Groomstand.