Back in the day, my Aunt Buzz truly enjoyed her Dirty Martini during cocktail hour. It was your standard vodka martini, but muddled with the addition of a wee, tiny bit of olive juice.
I was not a real fan back then, but have since come to truly appreciate the pleasures of a perfectly crafted martini – and the olives that come with it.
How cool, then, to have this recipe in reserve for gatherings, where folk can…
Eat their martini!
This combination of cream cheese, mayonnaise, spices, vodka, olives and olive juice is pretty darned terrific on a cracker, so why not make a batch today!
•8 oz cream cheese, softened
•1 tbsp mayonnaise
•1/4 cup chopped green olives
•2 tbsp olive juice
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1/4 tsp garlic powder
•1/8 tsp Seasoned Salt
•2 tbsp vodka*
*Prefer gin martinis? Go ahead and use gin; or, even better, make it a Vesper dip by using one tablespoon each vodka and gin.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whip together with an electric mixture.
Transfer to a covered container or two, and stash in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend – this recipe will make about 3/4 of a pint.
Serve on crackers, or, mebbe try spreading some on a flour tortilla, topping with some thinly sliced salami or prosciutto, then rolling tightly and slicing into little bits of bite sized heaven in a pinwheel.