Dirty dry martini, stirred with extra olives. I wash the ice in vermouth, just the tiniest bit, add brine from the olives and gin, of course. Not for every day, but my favourite way to drink gin. Made with Bombay Sapphire. And yes, I can put a cocktail umbrella in a martini if I want to!
Oooooh. I’m trying to decide if I think I’d like a dirty martini or not.
Last night my gorgeous friend Ray sent me a link to Ginuary which of course excited me very much. I misread the instructions last night, hardly surprising, thought it involved drinking a different gin every day, which seemed quite challenging. Turns out it’s much more freestyle, but I like the of gin a different way every day. Much more manageable.
I am under prepared for day one, no gin in the house, but I do have Pimms, which is a type of gin, right? It is London Dry Gin mixed with fruit extracts, apparently the recipe is a closely guarded secret known to only six people. That’s what the bottle says.
It is much lighter than gin with spicy, fruity flavours and come in at just 25% alcohol. I’m drinking it with ginger ale and fresh lime. It is tasty and delicious, but doesn’t have the familiar kick of your usual gin.