Beyond the Dirty Martini Recipes: Celebrating the Mighty Olive

Mighty Olive Cocktails Most people have heard of, or tasted, a Dirty Martini. It’s one of several cocktails that may be made with our Browne-Halco Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker. In our opinion, it’s also an excellent cocktail to build...

Mighty Olive Cocktails
Mighty Olive Cocktails

Most people have heard of, or tasted, a Dirty Martini. It’s one of several cocktails that may be made with our Browne-Halco Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker. In our opinion, it’s also an excellent cocktail to build a cool weather event around. After all, depending on one’s location, olives are typically harvested from October through February. With that said, here are a few Dirty Martini recipes and event ideas to consider:

Classic Dirty Martini Night

For starters, why not host a Dirty Martini night that pays homage to the classic version of the cocktail? You could serve the Dirty Martinis alongside of olive inspired appetizers. If you need a few olive appetizer ideas, don’t worry. We happen to have several light, olive inspired appetizer ideas that we are willing to share. Ones that you may want to try are olive tapenade, olive bread, feta cheese stuffed olives, sliced olive loaf and olive oil infused crackers.

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Non-Traditional Dirty Martini Night

Would you rather break from the Dirty Martini tradition and launch into something new? If so, consider serving other cocktails that are made with dirty martini mix. There are actually several that would work well as part of a martini themed event.

One of them is the Dirty Sicilian Martini. In order to make a single serving, you’ll need the following:

  • Chopped oregano, fresh or dry (to taste)
  • ½ oz. Dirty Martini Mix
  • ½ oz. Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1 oz. Garlic infused vodka or gin
  • 1/8 oz. Dry vermouth

Just assemble it like you would a regular Dirty Martini. Only lightly garnish it with the oregano before presenting it to your friends and neighbors. You may want to consider serving it alongside of an assortment of hot and cold Italian appetizers too.

Another cocktail that would work for a non-traditional Dirty Martini night is a Greek Martini. In order to make a Greek Martini, you will need to grab the following:

  • ½ oz. Dirty Martini Mix
  • Chopped fennel leaves, dried (to taste)
  • Feta cheese stuffed olive garnish
  • 1.5 oz. Metaxa Ouzo

Use the dirty martini mix and Metaxa Ouzo to make a shaken or stirred martini. Then garnish the martini with a dash of chopped fennel leaves and a feta cheese stuffed olive. We should also mention that the Greek Martini pairs well with a variety of appetizers, including marinated feta cheese and olives.

To uncover more recipes and ways to use our barware essentials at your next special event, contact us directly.