Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Martini

December 15, 2015

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Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Gin Martini // for May I introduce my favorite martini of all time: the Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Martini.

My husband and I went to one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco, The Progress, and had a seat at the bar. Despite being one of the hardest places to get a table at at the moment, we find it easy to grab a bar seat at their beautiful bar. Their cocktail program is out of this world and you select your food via a scan tron, choose your own adventure style menu! We ordered a few dishes, vs. the prix fixe version at the tables, and a couple drinks and call it a successful date night!

Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Gin Martini // for Jojotastic.comOne of the drinks we got there was a martini that changed martinis for me. Savory, herbal and oily- yes oily! Usually this is not a good descriptor, especially in drinks, but this time it equals perfection.

They smoked up some olive juice and added olive oil dropped delicately over the martini- crazy good! It enhanced the olive flavor with out adding extra brine and the olive oil added a lovely texture that just isn’t there in a regular stirred martini (the ONLY way you should be making a martini!).

Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Gin Martini // for jojotastic.comI knew I had to create a version for myself at home and thus the Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Dirty Martini was born! I was a little perplexed at how the to smoke olive juice (I have since figured out a possible way) so I decided to smoke a rosemary stalk and smoke the glass. It makes for an herbal, slightly smoky cocktail with a beautiful texture from the olive oil. It is divine! It has since become Matt’s favorite drink at home. If I were to ever open a bar, you can guarantee this Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Martini would be on the menu!

I also write about my love for this Martini here on Jojotastic ‘s site! 

Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Gin Martini // for
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Smoked Rosemary Olive Oil Martini

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  • Author: Ashley Rose Conway


My little twist on the classic Martini is the smoked rosemary olive oil. It may sound odd to dash in some oil to a cocktail, but trust me it works so well here! 


  • 2 1/2 oz dry gin
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz olive being, I used some from a jar of Castelvetrano olives
  • few drops olive oil
  • optional: 1 bar spoon white sweet vermouth* 
  • Garnish: 2 rosemary sprigs and olive


  1. On a fire safe surface take the rosemary and light on fire. Place a coupe over the smoked rosemary and let sit while you make the Martini.
  2. Add gin, vermouth, and olive brine to a mixing glass. Add ice to fill the glass 3/4 of the way. Using a bar spoon, mix for 30 seconds.
  3. With a hawthorn strainer, strain the martini into the smoked glass. Finish with a few drops of olive oil. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig and olive.


*I like to add a bar spoon of white (blanc, blanco, bianco) vermouth to my Martinis for a bit of body. 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Ginny January 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

    What a sophisticated mix, and I love the glass. I’m looking for glasses like this – can you tell me where you found it, and what this kind of glass is called?

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