Getting Dirty

It's Earth Day! We thought we'd celebrate with photos of men who like to play in the dirt, mud and sand and tell you about Dirty Martinis. And whether it's getting filthy completing an obstacle course through the swamp or getting covered during a soothing spa treatment, the raw sexiness of a man covered in dirt is hard to deny. More below…

Along the lines of raw sexiness, when it comes to cocktails, there's nothing more sensual than a Dirty Martini. And since it's $6 Absolut Friday - today's the day to get your sexy on at Bacchus.

A Brief History of the Dirty Martini

The drink came about one morning at the Yalta Conference in February 1945 when FDR commented to Stalin that he was feeling a little hung-over. Joseph, being the caring and compassionate man he was, suggested his favorite morning cure-all of vodka and pickle juice. Regrettably, neither pickles nor vodka had been served with breakfast that morning. Fortunately, Churchill, being a man of the sauce, reached into his valise and produced a bottle of gin and a jar of olives.Dumping the coffee out the window and using the silver coffee pot as a makeshift shaker he quickly fashioned a batch of cocktails, tinted slightly dark (or dirty) by the remaining coffee. The three of them unanimously proclaimed the recipe a victory and the rest is history.

Make Your Own Dirty Martini

  • 2 ounces of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon of olive brine or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Add vodka, dry vermouth, olive brine, and ice to a shaker. Shake then strain into martini glass.
Garnish with olives.

Or Let us make it Dirty for you.
Today while the sun is out or going down. Tonight while DJ Kuya plays.