I had several ideas for holiday beverages, number 10. However, for my number 10 of 10, I kept it simple by sharing two of my favorite drinks. When 5:00 hits the clock, one of these two is my go-to. The cocktail is a dirty martini.

Holiday Beverages Number 10!

Dirty Martini

If you’re unfamiliar with a dirty martini, it’s simple. It’s vodka and olive juice. I keep vodka in the freezer and blue cheese-stuffed olives in the fridge. I either pour a little olive juice from the olive jar or a bottle of olive juice. Yes, you can buy olive juice. Here’s an example: Roland Dirty Martini Olive Juice.  

When I researched dirty martini recipes, many included Vermouth, but not mine. As usual, I don’t measure ingredients. I pour vodka into a chilled glass, a splash of olive juice, an olive or two, and a couple of ice cubes. Using a proper martini glass is essential for me. I want to drink my dirty martini from a triangular bowl with a long stem.

Flavored Sparkling Water

Flavored sparkling water also tastes better when poured into a martini glass. My favorite is the lemon-lime zero-calorie sparkling water beverage that can be purchased at most groceries. I use the same chilled glass and ice cubes but no olive juice, olives, or vodka. It’s refreshing and fun.

So, there you have it: 10 days of holiday beverages, hot and cold, cocktails, and mocktails, all to brighten the season. Cheers and Merry Christmas!

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