Wednesday May 23, 2012 | 09:45 AM
Posted by Maine a la Carte

After I finished interviewing Amy Sirois and Tracy Palm for today's column on making jelly shots, they asked me to name my favorite drink.

When I replied martini, with lots of olives, they smiled and got a bit of a sparkle in their eyes, as if they had a little secret. The secret was their latest jelly shot mold –  olives – and they offered to create a signature jelly shot for me. Of course I said yes!

Here's the recipe they developed over the weekend, along with a photo of the final result. Have fun!

Spiced Olive Martini
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Olive Juice (from a jar of Olives)
1/2 Cup Absolut Peppar Vodka
3 Knox Gelatin Packets
Red Food Coloring
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Put Water and Olive Juice in a pan and sprinkle in Knox. Stir gently to moisten Knox. Place pan on low heat on stove. Stir constantly for 3-5 minutes until Knox is completely dissolved. Remove from heat, add Vodka and stir thoroughly. Put mixture into Olive shaped molds and place in the fridge for several hours.  Add a drop of red food coloring in "hole" of mold to create look of Olive.  Sprinkle Blue Cheese on top of Olives. 

About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

Meredith can be contacted at 791-6332 or
On Twitter: @meredithgoad

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