An homage to Fritz Maytag, son of the blue cheese creator, and his family, this martini was on the drinks list at Dine Restaurant on Madison Street in Chicago when it opened a little more than a year ago. It features Junipero Gin, made by Anchor Distilling Co., an offshoot of Fritz Maytag's Anchor Brewing Co., in San Francisco, and Maytag blue cheese-stuffed olives.
- Pour a few drops of vermouth into chilled martini glass, twist glass to coat, then drain out any excess.
- Stuff the blue cheese into the olives with a butter knife. Set aside.
- Pour gin (or vodka) in a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice. Stir vigorously until shaker is ice cold.
- Pour into a martini glass; garnish with the olives.
I feel good......
Nice change! :)
This is a wonderful Martini!
Kate - this was a sublime martini!! I did not have Junipero Gin, but I did use Bombay Sapphire, which is also a very good gin. We both love martinis, and we both love olives and blue cheese - so this was a big treat! I have not got any proper martini glasses - I MUST get some! Therefore, I did not take photos, but Bergy has posted such beautiful ones anyway! Made for ZWT3 - but I am planning on making these again, on a regular basis! (I have about 12 spare blue cheese stuffed olives in the fridge for the next time!)Thanks! Karen/FT