When I ordered them at the bar I called them dirty martinis, which I supposed is befitting of them not being the OG.If it’s not gin, it’s not actually a martini. It’s vodka and olives.
I came across this related and fairly entertaining read, a few weeks ago, while trying to find my “pandemic” source for vermouth as all of the PA stores had closed. You might enjoy it.
The Martini defines cocktail. The cocktail emoji on your phone is clearly a Martini. The neon lights outside dive bars almost always depict Martinis, in a conical glass with an olive on a toothpick. A cocktail this classic deserves a serious look.www.bittersandbottles.com