I have been wanting to create my own recipe for a Garlic Martini for a while. I wanted to start with garlic flavored vodka and decided to make my own so I could control the level of garlic flavor. I wanted something mild and smooth with just a hint of garlic (instead of something that could kill a vampire.)
Both recipes are below.
2 Oz. Garlic Infused Vodka
1 Tsp. Dry Vermouth
1 Tsp. Garlic Stuffed Olive Brine
Garnish: Garlic stuffed olives, sprig of rosemary; Salt, garlic powder and dried rosemary rim
Tools: Cocktail shaker
Glass: Cocktail (Martini)
To rim glass: Mix a tablespoon of sea salt with a pinch of garlic powder and a pinch of dried rosemary. Dip the rim in some olive brine then into the seasoned salt mixture.
Chill rimmed glass in freezer.
Shake ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
Strain into the chilled glass, garnish with three garlic stuffed olives and a fresh sprig of rosemary.
Little tip: No matter what, don't leave out the garlic stuffed olives. If you love garlic they're a treat you don't want to miss.