October 21, 2015
Swamp Swill Martini

Eek! That palmetto bug garnish is almost too lifelike, which means it’s perfect for Halloween. Made with a black olive and chive antennae, that creepy critter oversees a briny gin Martini complete with a sprig of fresh oregano.

The cocktail is essentially a dirty martini with a nice, salty flavor to suggest swamp water and fresh herbs floating around to add a bit of murkiness.



  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce brine from cocktail olives
  • Splash of dry vermouth
  • 1 sprig of fresh oregano
  • 1 Palmetto Bug garnish (see below)



  • To make the Palmetto Bug garnish, add antennae to a black olive by poking holes with a toothpick and inserting two chives. Spray with black food coloring.
  • To make the cocktail, combine drink ingredients with ice in a martini shaker.
  • Shake to mix and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish with a sprig of oregano and the Palmetto Bug. *Makes one cocktail



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Jeremiah Lam