Bill Milne
Hot, Hot, and Dirty Martini styled by Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric.
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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.