It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Actually, it’s 5 o’clock here on the east coast so why not wind down on a Monday afternoon with a delicious adult beverage! Good day, bad day – this will do the trick :)
In the south, we love our pickles – and a good, stiff martini of course! We had long heard of restaurants that served a good dill pickle martini but we have never actually found one.
So, in true Southern Gay Gourmet style, we made a recipe of our own.
Good quality vodka
Jar of pickes (we prefer Mt. Olive petite kosher dills)
Fill shaker three-quarters of the way full with ice cubes
Add two shots of vodka
Add one shot of pickle juice
Put the top on the shaker and shake it like no one is watching
Strain into martini glass, garnish with a few petite dills on a skewer
**Many martinis call for Vermouth, either sweet or dry. We have tried adding both, but we believe the Vermouth actually takes away from the pickle flavor, not enhance the flavor like it does in other martinis**