I donâ€™t really like dirty martinis. I know, weâ€™ve already established that in this post, but donâ€™t get me wrong, I like the idea and the initial taste. Itâ€™s just that the bit of olive juice that makes a martini dirty doesnâ€™t mask the vodka very well for me and after I get to the halfway point, I start gagging. My dirty martini shots totally fix this problem, but still, theyâ€™re shots. What about a sipping martini?
Thatâ€™s where tomato juice comes in. Weâ€™ve also already know that Iâ€™m obsessed with Bloody Mary cocktails. So, mixing tomato juice with a dirty martini should be genius right? I canâ€™t take all the credit, I saw an instagrammed photo my friend D put up a couple months ago of a Bloody Mary martini and it looked a-mazing. So mixing that idea with a Dirty Martini, and a Hot & Dirty, you get my Hot & Dirty Tomato Martini.
The olive juice in this delicious cocktail is Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice. (Full disclosure, I received the olive juice courtesy of Dirty Sue. But, I would never put anything up here if I didnâ€™t totally love it. If I receive something and I donâ€™t like it, Iâ€™m not putting it up period.) Dirty Sue is totally awesome! As a former Coney Island carney, I love the pin-up girl on the bottle and the whole sailor motif. Plus, the olive juice is the perfect amount of olive and briny without all the salt and comes in a cute bottle for your bar to boot. Iâ€™m a sucka for anything cute and glam for my bar. Give me shiny and pretty and..The point is,itâ€™s happy hour time (somewhere at least). Enjoy!
Hot & Dirty Tomato Martini
Makes One Martini
2 oz Vodka
1 1/2 oz Tomato Juice
1 oz Dirty Sue Olive Juice
1/2 oz Vermouth
Hot Sauce to taste
Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice and get shakinâ€™. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a couple skewered olives. If you want to get super fancy, you can first rim your glass very lightly with sea salt (just go around the rim with a lemon or lime and lightly dip into salt with a twisting motion.)