A savoury variation on the classic
2.5 oz gin or vodka
0.5 oz dry vermouth
0.25 to 0.5 oz olive brine
Garnish: 1 or 3 olives on a skewer
Add the gin or vodka, vermouth and olive brine to a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a skewer of olives. Serves 1.
• Make it extra dirty by using olives stuffed with blue cheese, chilies or roasted garlic.
• Make it just a little soiled by garnishing it with caper berries instead of olives.
• Make it filthy by increasing the amount of brine until it tastes like the sea.
• Or make it a Gibson by swapping out the olives for two pickled onions and replace the olive brine with the pickle juice the way they do at Tableau Bar Bistro.