Death Valley Martini

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  • 2 or 4 pimiento- or pickled onion-stuffed green olives
  • 2 hot chili-stuffed green olives such as Reese
  • 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth
  • chilled Bombay Sapphire dry gin


  1. 1. On each of two swizzle sticks, skewer 1 or 2 pimiento- or pickled onion-stuffed green olives, then 1 hot chili-stuffed green olive such as Reese; set a stick in each of two chilled martini glasses.
  2. 2. Pour 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth into an ice-filled shaker.
  3. 3. Fill shaker with chilled Bombay Sapphire dry gin, cover, and shake just until blended.
  4. 4. Pour into glasses. Let steep 5 to 15 minutes, according to your taste for heat (sip often to check), then pull off chili-stuffed olive (eat it if you dare).
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