I am Keith Hernandez

Ricardo Echeverri | New York City

At new Upper East Side cocktail bar Jeremy’s, bar manager Ricardo Echeverri’s take on a dirty Martini swaps the expected gin or vodka for San Bartolo Mezcal. In homage to the briny classic, this version is shaken rather than stirred and garnished with a coppa-stuffed olive. The drink is named after the iconic Mets player and guest star on Seinfeld, Keith Hernandez.  

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces mezcal, preferably San Bartolo
  • 1 1/2 ounces mezcal, preferably San Bartolo
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine

Garnish: olive and smoked coppa on a pick

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and vigorously shake.
  2. Strain into a Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with an olive and smoked coppa on a pick.