Is it the weekend yet?

I don't know about the rest of you, but this week Friday did not come soon enough and I am ready for the weekend. The best weekends begin with happy hour. Over at Called to the Table is an ode to dirty drinks and happy hours.

Dirty Martini a la Love Tree Farmstead
2 servings

For the olives:

4 to 6 large green olives, cured and pitted
3 to 4 tablespoons juice from olives
1/4 cup gin
2 tablespoons
Love Tree Farmstead juniper-flavored cheese (or a peppered chèvre)

In small container cover olives with olive juice and gin and marinate at least 4 hours. Drain and pat dry with paper towel, then fill the middle of each olive with the cheese. 

For the martinis:
5 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
1 ounce olive juice-gin from marinated olives

Shake gin, vermouth, and olive juice-gin with ice and strain into martini glasses; garnish with olives.


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