Gin-Marinated Olive Martini


May 3, 2015



Combine gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice. Cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a martini glass and add the olives. Enjoy!

Gin-Marinated Olives:

1 cup colossal size, pimiento-stuffed green olives

1/4 cup gin

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

5 (1/4-inch wide) strips lemon peel, each about 3-inches long

Combine all ingredients in a non-reactive dish and cover tightly. Allow olives to marinate at least 2 to 3 hours or up to 4 days in the refrigerator. (If you are only marinating them for a few hours, leave the olives in the marinade at room temperature.)


2 ounces gin

1/4 -ounce vermouth

Cracked ice

1 or 2 Gin-Marinated Olives, to taste, recipe follows


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