Black and Blue Martini
Serves: Makes 2
  • 6 colossal canned California ripe black olives
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) Bombay Sapphire gin
  • 4 teaspoons (1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon) dry vermouth
  1. Fill 2 martini glasses with icy water and set in freezer.
  2. Meanwhile, stuff the ripe black olives with cheese. (I found fingers worked best) and thread onto short skewers.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add gin and vermouth; shake to combine, several seconds.
  4. Set cocktail shaker down and let stand for a minute or so for ice to melt slightly.
  5. Dump water from martini glasses and pour a portion of the drink into each glass. Add olives and serve immediately.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at