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Pickled-Shallot Dirty Vodka Martinis

Create a signature cocktail with tasty pickled shallots. For best results, freeze the vodka and the martini glasses for a few hours before using. Leftover pickled shallots will keep up to a month in the fridge.

Ingredients: 

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Pickled Shallots

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16 small shallots (10 oz.), peeled, root ends trimmed
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½ cup distilled white vinegar
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2 bay leaves
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1 Tbs. sugar
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1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
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1 tsp. whole black peppercorns
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1 tsp. whole coriander seeds
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1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme, plus sprigs for garnish, optional

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Martinis

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1 tsp. dry white vermouth, divided
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1 cup chilled vodka

Instructions: 

1. To make Pickled Shallots: pierce each shallot with needle.

2. Bring vinegar, bay leaves, sugar, salt, peppercorns, coriander seeds, chopped thyme, and 1/2 cup water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add shallots, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 4 minutes. Pour mixture into 2-cup glass measuring cup, arranging shallots to fully submerge. Place small cup atop shallots to weigh down and keep covered with brine. Cool. Transfer shallots and brine to glass jar, and refrigerate 2 days.

3. To make Martinis: Measure 1/4 tsp. vermouth into each glass, then strain 11/2 tsp. brine from Pickled Shallots into each of 4 glasses. Skewer 4 shallots on long toothpicks, and add to glasses. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes, and add vodka. Cover, and shake 5 to 6 seconds. Strain 1/4 cup vodka into each glass, and garnish with thyme sprigs, if using.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
176
Protein: 
2 g
Total Fat: 
0 g
Saturated Fat: 
0 g
Carbohydrates: 
11 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
182 mg
Fiber: 
0 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Distilled white vinegar is NOT gluten free, fyi.

Sounds dee-lish! Thanks for the recipe!!