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.
I Am Keith Hernandez
Ricardo Echeverri | New York City
- 1 1/2 ounces mezcal, preferably San Bartolo
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- 1/2 ounce olive brine
Garnish: olive and smoked coppa on a pick
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and vigorously shake.
- Strain into a Martini glass.
- Garnish with an olive and smoked coppa on a pick.