Wow! I doubt I’m the first to discover this, but a spicy Martini is damn tasty. Here’s how it went: Our friend from twtitw was over and had brought a batch of his tasty Pickled Carrots. The next day I was enjoying the last few carrots and paused. “Hmmm, you know what would be good?”, I thought aloud. “A spicy martini with the dregs of the pickled carrot juice!”. Indeed, it’s true.
I started by taking the recipe from Chronicle Books’, “Mini Bar: Vodka“:
- 2 shots vodka
- 1/2 shot vermouth
Pour the two ingredients over ice in a shaker, shake, decant into an iced glass and add in twist (w00t!) or olives (gross).
My version is the same, but instead of vermouth, I used the pickle juice and instead of a twist I used some of the jalapenos. The end result is oh my, just so tasty! I’m not sure why I’m adding these photos, they’re pretty bland and poorly lit.
oooh! fantastic! we’ve been working through an inherited liquor cabinet for a few years now, so i’ve been making a LOT of cocktails, but unfortunately we don’t have any vodka to burn through. i’ve never heard of a dirty gin martini, i wonder if it would work…