Dirty martini

Ice cubes 2 ounces vodka or gin 4 to 5 teaspoons olive brine Splash of dry vermouth Garnish: green olives http://www.marthastewart.com/314342/extra-dirty-martini

French 75

½ oz simple syrup
½ oz lemon juice
1 oz gin
4 oz chilled Champagne

Stir first three ingredients into ice-filled collins glass, top with Champagne, and garnish with lemon slice.