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.