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Author Notes: Now that our kids are grown, my friends and I, although saddened that, for us, Halloween is no longer kid-centric, all do the adult thing: we make our own Halloween party and drink martinis! I always dress in my (menopause-appropriate) witch costume. I dust off my black hat, put on some scary shoes and a bad attitude, and, bearing a broom as a hostess gift, I go off into the night, to my friend Lynn's. Lynn decorates her house like crazy, and I help her make Wicked Witch Martinis. Here’s how to make 'em: - thecrabbycook
Food52 Review: This wickedly good dirty martini will keep the grown-ups entertained through trick-or-treat hour (and beyond). It has more vermouth than you might expect but goes down smooth and strong, just how we like 'em. - A&M - The Editors
- 6 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 tablespoon olive juice
- 1 cup cracked ice
- 2 green stuffed olives
- 2 eyeballs, preferably fake
- Decorate two martini glasses with spiders and cobwebs and place them in the refrigerator to chill.
- Combine the vodka, vermouth, olive juice and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until well chilled, about 20-30 seconds. Strain the mixture into the chilled glasses, add an olive and an eyeball to each glass, and serve.
- This recipe is a Wildcard Contest Winner!
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