These are dirty.
Vodka and olives are basically the perfect drink combination. Unfortunately, I always find the concoction too strong in full martini form. Whenever I think I can do it, I get half way through and have to give up. Which I guess, could be a good thing sometimes?
Either way, I do like the initial vodka and olive taste. Which brings me to my next point. Why do a shot of straight vodka when you can do a dirty martini shot chased with an olive? I know you’re shaking your head in agreement.
Break these babies out at your next cocktail party and people will be all like “wow, that person is classy.” Then again, reality television has taught me that someone only says that when they aren’t actually classy. Maybe you should find new friends and save these for yourself.
P.S. If you’re in the camp of “martinis are meant to be sipped,” let me tell you, these can totally be sipped!Â This is also a great way to serve miniature martinis to a large group at a party.
Dirty Martini Shooters
(per 2-2.5 oz shooter)
2 tbsp (1 oz) vodka
1 tbsp (1/2 oz) olive juice
1/2 tbsp (1/4 oz) vermouth
1 skewered olive on top
Combine liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker. Do your best bartender impression. Pour into chilled shot glasses and top with your skewered olive.
Imbibe and be happy.