Smokin’ Hot and Dirty Martini

Neil Goldberg, Mad River Distillers Tasting Room, Burlington, VT

“This is a take on a Hot & Dirty Martini, one of the first drinks I was ever asked to make as a bartender.”

1 jalapeño slice

2 oz (60 ml) Chase English Oak Smoked Vodka

.75 oz (22.5 ml) olive brine

2 dashes Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters

3 jalapeño-stuffed olives, as garnish

Muddle the jalapeño in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake over ice, and double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

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