The dirty vodka martini, and yes, Bossy has made this a favorite thing before.
But what makes this particular dirty vodka martini a favorite is that Bossy now understands how to make a good vodka martini because she quizzed the bartender, and when Bossy says she quizzed the bartender, she means she made her husband do it.
The whole mystery was solved — and here Bossy is referring to the mystery of why all the vodka martinis Bossy prepares at home taste like linoleum polish — is because it’s not really a martini. It’s basically vodka, straight-up, with olive juice. Turns out there’s not even the perfunctory waving of the Vermouth bottle near the martini shaker. There simply is no vermouth.
And the olive juice and olives: who can argue with that part? Bossy could make a breakfast cereal out of olives, no lie.
photo taken with bossy’s cell phone and the help of Bossy’s friend Amy’s camera flash.