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Pickled-Tomato Blue-Cheese Martini

A Blue-Cheese–Olive Martini is a steakhouse classic that’s arguably more appetizer than cocktail. This modification uses pickled green tomatoes and Atsby Amberthorn vermouth, an herb-forward vermouth that works especially well in a savory Martini.


  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1/4 ounce Atsby Amberthorn vermouth
  • Garnish: 2 pickled tomatoes
  • Garnish: blue cheese


  1. Add the vodka and vermouth into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  3. Slice the pickled tomatoes lengthwise and stuff with the blue cheese, then skewer with a toothpick and balance on the rim of the glass.