XXX Martini

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Even Duggan McDonnell's wackiest drinks--like his vodka martini that's spiked with a generous shot of black squid ink--have the sublime balance of a classic cocktail.

"I feel like you need to have one cocktail on your menu that is controversial," says McDonnell. "It gives people a sense of discovery."

Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

  • Servings: makes 1 drink
KEY: Fall, Winter, Cocktail Party, New Year's Eve, American, Cocktails

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Ingredients

  • Dash of squid ink (see Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • Ice
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vodka
  • 3 cocktail olives, plus 1 teaspoon brine from the jar

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, stir the squid ink with the water. Add ice, the vodka and olive brine and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the olives.
Contributed By Photo © Frances Janisch Published September 2006

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