I recently read about a Rooftop Bar in London serving Warmed Gin Cocktails served with a Deep Fried Olive sitting on the Martini Glass. Of course I'd ask for 2!
See NOTE first about preparing the Olives Overnight!
Here's what you'll need:
Martini Glasses for presentation.
A Large Jar with a Lid.
A Cast Iron Dutch Oven or Heavy Deep Skillet for Deep Frying. If you have a Deep Fryer, that's perfect.
Transfer the Olives and Juice to the Large Jar.
Cover and Refrigerate Overnight.
A Jar of Mezzetta Martini Olives with Juice.
3 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 C Flour
2 Eggs, well beaten.
1 C Dried Bread Crumbs
1/2 C Panko Bread Crumbs
1/4 C Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Herbes de Provence.
#3- Dried Bread Crumbs
Panko Bread Crumbs
Herbes de Provence
Heat 2" of Oil to 350 degrees for Deep Frying.
Remove Olives in Small Batches.
Dredge in the following order:
Fry Olives in Small Batches until Golden Brown.
Watch Carefully, they Fry quickly.
Transfer to Paper Towels to drain.
Fill a Martini Glass with the Olives and serve with Toothpicks.
Peace in the Kitchen!