This might be surprising, but my absolute favorite cocktail in the whole wide world is one of the most simple…a dirty martini. They are so unbelievably delicious and have a refined simplicity that I simply adore. While it may seem that I’m always doing new, fancy cocktails with different fruits, herbs, and what-have-you–I can honestly say that this is my favorite concoction in my entire cocktail repertoire. With the added “pizzazz” of a gorgonzola-stuffed olive, this is the perfect cocktail to make this Father’s Day weekend. Cheers!
Take a pinch of gorgonzola cheese (or your favorite bleu cheese) and stuff a martini olive by hand (you may have to remove the pimento if your local market doesn’t carry un-stuffed olives).
In a chilled martini glass, add a small splash of dry vermouth and swirl it around to lightly coat the glass (I personally prefer my martinis bone dry and skip this step). In a martini shaker, add 2 shots of your favorite top shelf vodka or gin and a splash of olive juice. Shake with ice and serve up with your gorgonzola-stuffed olives—I definitely suggest making extra olives, trust me.
I’m literally counting down the hours until I can go home and make one of these for myself and the beau. Happy Father’s Day!