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Old 08-02-2016, 08:53 PM
Ukulele Ike Ukulele Ike is offline
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No olives?!? What goes in the Martini, then?

I don't care for lemon peel. If I want boozy lemonade, I'll make a Tom Collins.

No green olives in the fridge tonight. No pickled onions for a Gibson.

So I made a big dollop of iced gin with a splash of vermouth and dropped a piparra in the bottom of the glass. That's a small mild Basque pepper pickled in vinegar. It was EXCELLENT. I may dub it the "Ukulele Ike."

What other pickled things have you put in your Martinis when no olives were available? Or WOULD you?

I wouldn't use a kosher half-sour; it would displace too much gin.