On the Rocks: Dirty Dancing

October 5, 2012

Happy Friday SB Chic readers! As I sit here, counting down the hours until cocktail hour….I’m reminiscant about nights out with girlfriends, and how this handy little libation came to be one of our go-to cocktails. As you may know, my absolute favorite cocktail of all time is a classic dirty martini (extra dirty, extra olives). BUT, this isn’t always the most practical drink to make or order out. Dancing with a martini in hand is never a good idea with the constant spillage, and ordering a dirty martini in a dive bar just seems silly. So….my lady pals and I devised a solution to this problem with this super easy cocktail that has all the beloved dirty martini flavor–without the inconvenience or hoity-toity-ness. So dance away!


2 shots of top shelf vodka or gin

1/2 shot olive juice

Tiny splash of dry Vermouth (optional)

Splash of soda

*Add all ingredients in a martini shaker with ice, shake well and serve on the rocks with a couple of olives–if ordering from a bar or restaurant, order a “dirty martini on the rocks, with a splash of soda”

-XOXO Melissa

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