Today, I will be uber sophisticated and cool when I enjoy a martini - dirty with an olive.

A martini is an acquired taste and begs to be sipped and enjoyed with a friend. My Bestie and I started our martini journey with the Lemon Drop Martini and its sugar on the glass rim. While we find inspiration for deep conversations over the cocktail, mostly we tell each other stories and giggle. I never drink martinis with anyone who isn't fun. Then again, most people are fun after a martini.

This adult beverage has grown to become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic drinks. A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, the martini is normally garnished with an olive or lemon twist.

Dirty martini – Martini with a splash of olive brine or olive juice and is typically garnished with an olive.

Over the years, the traditional martini has had a number of variations added to it and other flavors have evolved such as the cosmopolitan, chocolatini or appletini.

Cheers, Y'all!