Monday, December 6, 2021

Dirty Martini Spread

Is there a particular cocktail to which you gravitate? For me it is the dirty martini. There is just something about that combination of gin, vermouth, and olive juice that strikes me as perfection. The other day as I was enjoying a sip I started thinking about how this combination would be wonderful in a cheese spread. After a bit of experimentation, I came up with this. I passed samples around at Thanksgiving, and everybody thought it was wonderful. What a welcome addition this would be to a holiday drinks party, or, sit back with your favorite movie and enjoy it on your own. Either way, it is a must try!

Dirty Martini Spread

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ t. minced garlic
¼ c. blue cheese crumbles
½ c. chopped green olives
1 T. chopped scallions
1 T. gin
1 T.
olive juice

Place ingredients into a medium mixing bowl, and beat until smooth and creamy. Keep in the refrigerator, covered, for 7 to 10 days.

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Gina said...

That is exactly my favorite drink! Gin, please, no vodka. And this dip sounds like I will be making it for my Christmas Eve spread...

Angie's Recipes said...

I have never had a dip like creative, fancy and delicious.

bread&salt said...

What a delicious dip! Looks great. Presentation is really perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Marie Smith said...

This looks delicious! You had me at olives!

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Linda said...

Oh boy, blue cheese AND green olives, plus gin - yum! Love the presentation.

P.R. said...

Looks fabulous! A definite must try. And where in the world did you get that spectacular martini glass??? Do tell!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

P.R. I’m glad that you like the glass. I have a set of four of these, and am thrilled to have them. This was from Pier 1.