Now here's a thing, a martini with an edge; someone one day decided a splash or two of the liquor from a jar of olives was what was needed to improve what was after all already a perfect cocktail to be drunk once the sun is over the yardarm. Personally I think they may have just been a bit slap dash with the olives and as often happens discovered the extra briny flavour was worth repeating. I have to say there are days when I agree.
For this version of a gin martini you will need:
100ml of Plymouth Gin
3 teaspoons of Noilly Prat
3 teaspoons of the brine from a jar of green olives
In a large glass, or a cocktail jug if you're making for more than yourself, place three large chunks of ice that have been washed for a few moments in tap water. Add the ingredients and stir with a teaspoon for exactly one minute, this is sufficient time to dilute the gin, moderation in all things I say. Serve in a chilled small martini glass with 2 green olives. This quantity makes 2 martinis which as far as I am concerned is the perfect number. I think it was Dorothy Parker who once said she liked martinis, 2 at the most, 3 she was under the table and 4 she was under her host.
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I'm off to hospital for a while and so this I think is a very fitting last post for a while. While I'm away I do hope my blog readers will all enjoy the 145 recipes that are now on this blog, I'll be back as soon as I can be, much love Tôbi.