This is a recipe that comes compliments of Dan Yurman, which I have copied from his blog. Since his original blog completed its run and has since vanished from the Internet, I thought it would be wise to preserve a copy his recipe here, in case his latest blog also eventually goes away. Enjoy.
This is a cocktail that I created while I was in graduate school. I named it “The Virginia Cocktail” (or a “Virginian” for short), because I created it while living at the University of Virginia. Basically, it’s an old-fashioned martini (some early recipes for the martini specified orange bitters) with a tomolive as the garnish. A tomolive is a small, pickled green tomato, not much larger than a large olive.