For the last 30 years Izzy’s has been serving up riffs on the classic martini.

The delicious cocktails at their historic and beloved Bay Area restaurant were created by local mixologist Greg Lindgren. For their summer cocktail menu Lindgren created The Martini, made with Lustau Blanco, vermouth, citrus oils, and preserved lemon stuffed olives. The unique olives add an unexpected twist that’s perfect for enjoying al fresco.

The Izzy’s Martini

The Izzy’s Martini

Photo by Ashley Rose Conway

The Izzy’s Martini

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 oz. freezer-conditioned gin (or vodka)
  • 1 oz. Lustau blanco vermouth

Preparation: Pour contents into chilled or frozen cocktail glass and add citrus oils from a lemon twist. Garnish with preserved lemon-stuffed olive.