Happy Labor Day in the USA!
In honor of this day to relax,
and take a break from work,
I thought I’d share one of my favorite cocktails.
If I’m not drinking a dry red wine,
my favorite adult beverage of choice is gin.
And when I really want to celebrate it’s
Hendrick’s Gin – a lovely Scottish gin infused with rose and cucumber.
And when it is the end of a vacation,
a holiday weekend,
and after 5pm (which it was when I had this yesterday),
I adore a Hendrick’s Dirty Martini
with gigantic green spanish olives
stuffed with tangy blue cheese.
Food and drink can be an art form
when prepared with the utmost detail,
and that is how I prepare this special cocktail.
Here’s my recipe if you are an olive, gin, blue cheese lover like me.
If not, what is your favorite cocktail to celebrate with?
Jodi's Hendrick's Dirty Martini
- 1 1/2 (or so) shots of Henrick’s Gin
- Splash of Vermouth (or not)
- 3 large Spanish olives
- Splash of olive juice
- 1 Tbsp. fine bleu cheese
Stuff 3 large olives with bleu cheese and skewer with large tooth pick.
In a shaker full of ice, add Gin and Vermouth (or not), and shake vigorously to chill.
Strain and pour into martini glass, add olive juice and stuffed olive skewer. Enjoy!
Cheers & Hugs,