If the traditional gin martini isn’t cutting it for you anymore, maybe it’s time for a garlic martini. Or maybe you just love garlic. Or maybe you’re trying to scare away vampires.
In fact, even though this is a perfectly sophisticated cocktail perfect for any occasion, it would be so perfect for a grown-up Halloween party.
Unless you hate garlic, this is a cocktail you’ve got to try. It’s slightly less dry than the traditional martini, though you can obviously adjust that to taste.
But the vermouth and garlic work well together. And the source of the garlic is garlic-stuffed olives and their juice, so this martini does still have that olive flavor, too.
If the traditional gin martini isn’t cutting it for you anymore, maybe it’s time for a garlic martini. The martini meets garlic stuffed olives and juice.
- 3 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounces dry vermouth
- 1 splash garlic-stuffed olive juice
- 2 garlic-stuffed olives
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
- Pour in the gin, vermouth and olive juice.
- Shake well until the cocktail shaker is very cold.
- Strain the mixture into a martini glass.