It’s taken me a little bit longer than I thought to get settled and find routine in the new house. My days off are now being consumed with house projects (which you can see more of over on Instagram!) and trying to squeeze in some face time with friends and family. When my plate is full and the juggle struggle is real, a good strong drink at the end of the day always helps with the unwind process. These spicy dirty martinis did just the trick too! I had dried serranos from last year’s garden and used them to make a small batch of serrano infused vodka. I skipped the Vermouth considering ours was about 10 years old and I honestly didn’t feel like the martini needed it anyway. Just a splash of olive brine and a garnish for a smooth yet bold martini where the heat of the pepper slowly creeps in.