On the Rocks: Dirty Martini

This might be surprising, but my absolute favorite cocktail in the whole wide world is one of the most simple…a dirty martini. They are so unbelievably delicious and have a refined simplicity that I simply adore. While it may seem that I’m always doing new, fancy cocktails with different fruits, herbs, and what-have-you–I can honestly say that this is my favorite concoction in my entire cocktail repertoire. With the added “pizzazz” of a gorgonzola-stuffed olive, this is the perfect cocktail to make this Father’s Day weekend. Cheers!

Take a pinch of gorgonzola cheese (or your favorite bleu cheese) and stuff a martini olive by hand (you may have to remove the pimento if your local market doesn’t carry un-stuffed olives).

In a chilled martini glass, add a small splash of dry vermouth and swirl it around to lightly coat the glass (I personally prefer my martinis bone dry and skip this step). In a martini shaker, add 2 shots of your favorite top shelf vodka or gin and a splash of olive juice. Shake with ice and serve up with your gorgonzola-stuffed olives—I definitely suggest making extra olives, trust me.

I’m literally counting down the hours until I can go home and make one of these for myself and the beau. Happy Father’s Day!

-XOXO Melissa

And to see even more On the Rocks cocktail ideas they’re right here.