Groomsmen Gifts with a Twist: How to Make a Dirty Martini
Posted by AMIT SUTHAR
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