Here's an inappropriate post for the 3:00 hour--a friend got me hooked on the vodka martini. Yes, I know real men drink gin. Whatever. (Grey Goose and a whole lotta hydro!) There's a spot down in Soho that I frequent where the dude just murders these. Anyway, it seemed to me to be a simple drink, so I started trying them at home--some vermouth, vodka and olives. Erm, things haven't gone well. Any bartenders out there want to give me some tips? I don't want to ask my dude because I don't want him to feel like I'm taking my business elsewhere.
(By the way, that's "murdered" in a good way.)
UPDATE: I'm using sweet vermouth--and too much of it. Thanks for the input guys.