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Tito’s Martini

tito's vodka martini

“Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman…or a bad woman.” ~George Burns

The martini is the definitive “welcome home” drink from a hard day’s work.  While there’s a tireless debate about gin or vodka, shaken or stirred, wet or dry, I’m going to present one recipe here in order to stay true to the “simple” moniker.  Here’s my favorite vodka martini.

Vodka Martini

  • 2 oz Tito’s Handmade vodka
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 or more olives to garnish
  • as JB says, “shaken, not stirred”

To chill the cocktail glass, I prefer using ice water (see picture above) while I build the drink.  This is faster and requires less planning than freezing the glass.

White Russian

titos and starbucks white russians

I’ve been working up to this for a while, because it’s a great way to use coffee ice, which I made over several weeks and kept in a gallon bag in the freezer.  Next, I got my favorite vodka, Tito’s Handmade and my second-favorite coffee liqueur, Starbucks (Patron XO Cafe is my favorite by far).  Fill the glass with “coffee ice” and add:

White Russian

  • in a shaker, combine:
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz cream
  • shake well with ice and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass