Odette's Super Dirty Preserved Lemon Martini
My friend Alex introduced me to super dirty martinis loaded with olive juice. I discovered that preserved lemons take it to the next level. I use both the olive and the lemon brine, and the results are, well, intoxicatingly good.
Makes: 1 Martini
2 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
2 teaspoons green olive brine
2 teaspoons preserved lemon brine
A few green olives, for garnish
Preserved lemon rind, for garnish
Pour the gin, vermouth, olive brine and preserved lemon brine into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass filled with ice. Shake or stir 20 seconds, or until very well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a toothpick threaded with olives and a strip of preserved lemon rind. Bottoms up.