Monday, February 21, 2011

Shaken Not Stirred

There is nothing quite like a good dirty martini. Not only are they glamorous, but they're also quite delicious. Capital Room in downtown Athens serves up an amazing Blue Cheese Martini. Made with vodka, a dash of vermouth, a touch of olive juice, and Mayfield blue cheese stuffed olives this martini is out of this world. I never thought I would find a better martini, but this weekend I met a close competitor. Food 101's signature martini is served dirty with goat cheese stuffed olives. The creamy tanginess of the cheese was a match made in heaven for salty queen olives. Although I can't say which martini is better, I will agree that dirty martinis served with cheese stuffed olives will always be a hit.

Stuff your own olives at home! Buy pitted olives (green olives preferably) and stuff with cheese of choice, try a variety to see what you like best. Drop in your favorite dirty martini concoction and enjoy responsibly!

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