Olive Oil Martini

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Stop Making Sense martini made at Lyla Lila
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This cocktail, served at Lyla Lila in Atlanta, upgrades the traditional dirty martini by using an olive oil wash in the place of brine. The resulting cocktail is silkier, smoother, and more complex in its texture. Use with your preferred gin or vodka. If you want to enhance the flavors even more, you could try adding citrus peels to it or even herbs.

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    Olive Oil Infused Spirit
  • 4 cups gin or vodka
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • Peels from 4 oranges
  • Peels from 2 lemons
  • Stop Making Sense Build
  • 2 ounces citrus-and-olive oil washed spirit
  • ½ Mata Bianco vermouth
  • ½ ounce Dolin Dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Garnish with lemon peel and olive

Make the spirit

  1. Combine all ingredients into a quart container. Stir or shake well to incorporate olive oil into the spirit. Allow to infuse overnight.
  2. Place the container in the fridge (or freezer) and allow olive oil to solidify.
  3. Strain liquor off the fat cap and citrus peels and store in a new container.

Build the Stop Making Sense

  1. In a shaker tin, combine ingredients and add ice. Stir well and strain into a coupe.
  • Created by Alex Brashears of Lyla Lila, Atlanta

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