Toast to summer with a Dirty Lemon Basil Martini, a must have for any cocktail party.
Staying at home has changed our idea of entertaining. But it is still important to celebrate with those you love, and a stay at home style cocktail party is just the way to do that. Mix up a Dirty Lemon Basil Martini, create a plate of beautiful appetizers, and toast to all that you are grateful for.
When our friends at Mezzetta sent us a selection of some of their incredible olives & peppers, we knew we could use them to make a simple, elegant, vegetarian party platter in just minutes. These savory snacks perfectly accompany our favorite martinis.
To make the perfect Dirty Lemon Basil Martini:
- Fill a martini glass with ice and water and allow glass to get cold.
- In a mixing glass, add basil leaves, simple syrup & olive juice. Muddle.
- Add ice and vodka and shake vigorously
- Dump ice water from glass and strain cocktail from mixing glass into your chilled glass
- Garnish with 2 Spanish Queen Martini Olives and basil leaves along with a lemon wedge.
We made Herbed Stuffed Cherry Peppers and a Mediterranean Tapenade to enjoy on our back deck and watch the sunset. We also like to make these kinds of party platters & drinks for those virtual cocktail parties. It’s easy to inspire your friends to elevate their cocktail game with the help of Mezzetta. Don’t forget the Spanish Queen Martini Olives! Cheers to summer friends!Print
Up your cocktail party game with a fresh & delicious Dirty Lemon Basil Martini, accentend with Vermouth-soaked martini olives.
Dirty Lemon Basil Martini
2 basil leaves
1/4 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces lemon vodka
Splash of olive juice
Mediterranean Olive Tapenade
1/2 Cup diced Kalamata Olives
1/4 C diced sundried tomato
1 Garlic Clove finely diced
2 peperoncini peppers diced
1/4 C cream cheese
1 tsp fresh thyme
For the Dirty Lemon Basil Martini:
Fill a martini glass with ice and water and allow glass to get cold.
In a mixing glass add basil leaves, simple syrup and olive juice and muddle.
Add ice and vodka and shake vigorously.
Dump ice water from glass and strain cocktail from mixing glass into your chilled glass.
Garnish with 2 Spanish Queen Martini Olives and basil leaves along with a lemon wedge.
For the Mediterranean Olive Tapenade:
Mix Olives, Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic and Thyme together in a bowl
Spread toasted bread lightly with cream cheese. Top with tapenade and enjoy.
Feel free to squeeze fresh lemon juice over just before serving.