Hot, Hot, and Dirty Martini
Commander's Palace, New Orleans, Adelaide Martin, Lally Brennan / October 2007
This recipe originally appeared in On with the Show.
Careful with the cayenne—a little goes a long way in terms of afterburn.
• 1 tsp. sweet paprika
• 1 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
• 1 lemon wedge
• 2 oz. vodka
• 1/2 oz. olive brine
Place paprika, salt, and cayenne on a saucer; mix together with a fork. Wet half the rim of a chilled Martini glass with the lemon wedge and dip into the seasoning mix. Set aside. Combine vodka and olive brine in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared glass.