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The Happy Hour: Olive-ation


Alice + Olivia One Shoulder Draped Mini (Net-a-Porter, $265)

Years ago, Miss M introduced me to the joys of Dirrrrty Vodka Martini.  I use all those Rs because Miss M likes her drink so dirty that it mimics the color and flavor of olive brine.  And lo to the bartender who simply stabs an olive with a mini-sword and calls it dirty. 

Miss M’s Dirrrrty Vodka Martini

1 1/2  cups  vodka
6  tablespoons  dry vermouth, divided
6  tablespoons  juice from olive jar, divided

For each cocktail, combine 1/4 cup vodka, 1 tbsp. vermouth, and 1 tbsp. juice from olive jar in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice. Stir or shake vigorously for at least 1 minute and strain into a martini glass. Repeat for remaining cocktails.