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1951 Chicago Martini, cocktail recipe with drink picture -

1951 Chicago Martini

Added by: tedvilla
Added on: Mar 4 2011

1951 Chicago Martini

Ingredients needed to make a 1951 Chicago Martini

3 Parts Tanqueray Gin
1 Part M&R Dry Vermouth
Triple Sec for glass rinse
2 Anchovy stuffed olives

1951 Chicago Martini Cocktail Recipe Directions

Either buy or make anchovy stuffed green olives (mine were made by me)
Chill Martini glass with ice sitting in a generous pour of triple sec (Cointreau was in the award winner & would be better)
Mix gin and dry vermouth in ice filled shaker
Shake until frosty
Swirl triple sec around in glass, coat sides then empty/reserve for use later.
Place olives in glass
Pour contents of shaker over olives in Martini glass.

tedvilla's Notes

I saw this recipe in a book I have about Martinis. It was an award winner at a Martini contest in 1951. This is a good drink, it hearkens back to an era of antique Martinis that once had orange bitters in them.

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ForrestFrazier said:

Not sure about this choice of gin. While Tanqueray and I go way way back, we've not been BFFs for quite some time. This looks like something I'd like to try with the classic Plymouth gin.

Also, major props on the photo.

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chickenwizard said:

This sounds awesome. Gonna have to get some anchovy olives. I pitched the last ones I had because I was not sure if the jar made that "pffffffttt" sound you need to hear when opening it. That was a place I was not going to go to, especially when on a road trip from the olive groves near Shasta, CA back to Seattle.

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Lizziemonster said:

GREAT photo!

And, you've sucked me in with the anchovy stuffed olives!