I was ordered to do a new post by one of my adoring fans who also happens to be bored at work today. Luckily, I had snapped a photo of this little beauty late last night while catching up on the first Lost episode.
I discovered the tastiness of Kalamata Martinis one desperate evening when I realized I was out of olive juice but already had the vodka on ice in my cocktail shaker. What was I to do but reach for the kalamata olive and say c'est la vie! The result was a festively pink martini perfect for the soon to be upon us Valentines Day. With everyone still in recession mode this year, why not mix a few of these up and enjoy a romantic evening at home this February 14th?
Now I like it dirty so there is no vermouth in my "recipe." Feel free to coat your glass in vermouth and pour out the extra if you like yours, um, clean?
(I made this name up myself. Delightful.)
2 shots of good vodka or gin (personally I recommend Finlandia vodka)
a health splash of kalamata olive juice
2-3 kalamata olives
1. Add the juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker that is half full of ice.
2. Shake vigorously for 30-45 seconds.
3. Pour into chilled martini glass, the drink should appear cloudy.
4. Garnish with olives and enjoy.