The Dirty Martini is a drink for olive lovers. This salty and briny martini made with gin or vodka is a classic cocktail lounge favorite. It can be served on the rocks or straight up in a chilled glass. The preferred olives are typically extra large Spanish olives stuffed with pimento.
Originally created for Chambord's worldwide promotion, the key ingredient to this drink is the Chambord liqueur. The unique feature for this drink is that it was created specifically for a liqueur, which means substituting it would leave a bland taste.
The classic Gimlet is typically served with gin although more and more people are ordering a Vodka Gimlet as the flavor is a bit more smooth. If you're a fan of making vodka drinks like this at home we suggest storing your vodka in the freezer to keep it primed for mixing.
A quirky and complicated man, Winston Churchill was known for his love of libations. When asked how he would like his gin martini prepared he replied “I would like to observe the vermouth from across the room while I drink my martini." Served chilled and neat, this drink contains nothing more than gin and ice in close proximity to a bottle of vermouth. Wacky and unique just like it's name sake.