Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vodka Martini with Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

In general, I am not a clear liquor drinker. I do not like gin, I tolerate tequila, and I can occasionally drink vodka. Well, last weekend our friends Mike and Pam introduced us to a vodka martini with a blue cheese stuffed olive. I thoroughly enjoyed the drink. It helped that Mike is a fantastic mixologist, too! I decided to try my hand at making a couple for me and the missus. Click here for some images of my work. Here is the recipe I used:

- 3 oz. vodka (I used Absolut)
- 2 capfulls of Martini and Rossi White Vermouth
- ice

Place a hand full of ice into a martini shaker. Pour in the vodka and the vermouth. Shake for 30 seconds or so and let the liquids sit for 1-2 minutes. Place an olive into a chilled martini glass, and then pour the liquid from the shaker into the glass. Yield 2 vodka martinis.

This was a simple yet incredibly elegant cocktail before we made dinner.

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