A Girl & A Garnish


A thirty-something’s adventure through the wild world of food.

Classic Dirty Gin Martini

Classic Dirty Gin Martini

As a [semi] sophisticated woman in my late twenties, I've had to retire by tallboy PBR days for a more classic [and classy] cocktail choice - enter the Dirty Martini. Until recently, I wouldn't dare try to make such a drink at home - I'm more of a wine pourer, than mixologist. However, I stumbled upon a recipe on Liquor.com and thought I'd give it a whirl on my own once I realized how simple of a concoction it was! I used a dry gin for my martini, but you can also substitute in vodka - if you so choose.



- 2 1/2 oz. gin [I used Martin Miller's Premium Gin]

- 3/4 oz. vermouth

- 3/4 oz. olive brine [I used the juice from my jar of olives]

- Blue cheese stuffed olives, to garnish

Prep time: 2 minutes -- Shake time: 1 minute


  1. Add all liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigourously for 1 minute.

  2. Strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with olives.




Stay Connected: Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Pinterest

Chorizo Slow Cooker Meal

Chorizo Slow Cooker Meal

Arugula, Tomato, & Mozzarella Salad

Arugula, Tomato, & Mozzarella Salad