Boozy Olives

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Randy Mon

This fun "reverse martini"--which gets straight to the best part of the martini, the gin-soaked olives--was inspired by a recipe in Canal House Cooking (Vol. 3), by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton.

Yield: Serves 8 to 10
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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 99
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.7g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 227mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg


  • 8 ounces Cerignola or other green olives, drained
  • 1 cup gin or vodka
  • Splash of dry vermouth


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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