[Retro Recipe Monday] Classic Martini

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■2 oz. Gin or Vodka
■1/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
■2 Olives
Fill half a cocktail shaker with ice and shake or stir the Gin (or Vodka) and the Vermouth according to the wishes of the well-dressed secret agent who wants it. Strain into a chilled Martini glass and garnish with the Olives skewered on a Martini pick.

Wet : Add more Vermouth

Dry : Add less Vermouth

Dirty : Swirl some of the brine from the olive jar into the Martini glass, then pour out before pouring the drink itself.

Burnt : Swirl a wee bit ‘o Scotch into the Martini glass before pouring the drink itself.

Gibson : Garnish Martini with a pearl onion instead of olives.

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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