My father believes in a condition called 'the gin meanies.' He invented this cocktail to satisfy his taste for gin, while allowing him to slightly dilute its effects with vodka. His passion for this concoction quickly spread to my friends, who have been known to throw parties solely to celebrate him and his martini.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Measure the vodka and gin into a cocktail shaker and add a generous scoop of ice cubes. Secure the lid and shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty cold. Strain into two martini glasses. Garnish each drink with two olives speared on cocktail picks and a twist of lemon.

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Nutrition Facts

128.2 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 0.5g; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 166.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2007
Awesome! Loved it the first time I had one still love'em. Thanks Uncle Dan! I tried this with a couple different variations. The ratio of gin to vodka and with different brands. I prefered mine with a higher ratio of gin than vodka. But not much more. Bottom line... A Great Martini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2007
Awesome! Loved it the first time I had one still love'em. Thanks Uncle Dan! I tried this with a couple different variations. The ratio of gin to vodka and with different brands. I prefered mine with a higher ratio of gin than vodka. But not much more. Bottom line... A Great Martini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2007
The combination of the vodka/gin and the olive/twist give this martini a smooth yet international flavor. One part Brit one part American ingenuity. Who needs 007's concoction after this mart? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
I love a good martini and I must say this is one of the best will be making it again. And.... I might not share. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2012
great martini. all my bar friends love this drink we had our local establisshment put it on the lunch menue. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2012
This is a great martini. Not sure why it is so smooth but is. Be careful this is strong drink. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
I accidentally doubled the recipe. It was still a wonderful drink. Very smooth and not bitter as I thought it might be. A perfect drink for sipping slowly. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2015
Best martini I've ever had! Read More