This is my version of a dirty martini. You don't need to be a super spy in a tux to enjoy this classic cocktail. You can use gin or vodka for this recipe. For a classic martini, omit the olive juice.
2 oz gin or vodka
1 oz vermouth
1/2 tsp olive juice (brine from olive jar)
4 Ice cubes
4 cocktail olives
Chill 2 clean martini glasses in freezer (5-10 min).
Place ice cubes in cocktail shaker. In shaker combine, vermouth, gin (vodka), olive juice. Shake well.
Take glasses out of freezer. Strain martinis into glasses. Garnish with 2 olives on a toothpick.