Shaken not stirred, this olive oil martini is a fantastic & easy twist on a sophisticated classic. Start by making your own extra virgin olive oil & herb gin by simply infusing your favourite gin, vodka or whatever you've got at home. This mix can be used all summer long for a lovely, aromatic martini or try it for a deliciously different G&T.
INGREDIENTS: For the Martini: 70ml Olive Oil & Herb infused gin (see below) 40ml blanc vermouth Pinch of fine sea salt Pitted green olives for garnish 2 tsp olive brine.
DIY Olive Oil & Herb Gin: 120ml Five Groves extra virgin olive oil 750ml bottle gin 1 large sprig fresh thyme 1 large sprig fresh rosemary.
METHOD: Add the olive oil, fresh thyme and rosemary to the bottle of spirit, shake and allow to infuse for 24 hours. Thread your green pitted olives onto two cocktail sticks and set aside to garnish later. Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with a generous amount of ice. Pour over DIY olive oil & herb gin (hold back the foliage), vermouth, salt and splash of olive brine. Stir or shake well until you are certain the liquid is ice cold and ready to serve. Pour into pre-chilled martini glasses and garnish with additional sprigs of fresh rosemary and olives. Sip and enjoy.