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Zorbatini Recipe


Martini Cocktail with Olives

Martini Cocktail with Olives

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Make a Vodka Martini, hold the vermouth and use ouzo instead - then you have a Zorbatini.

Essentially, this is an anise-flavored martini that is simultaneously subtle in flavor and potent. The amount of ouzo (a Greek anisette liqueur) you choose is a matter of personal preference but this 1/4 oz is perfect for a gentle introduction to the flavor that is most associated with black licorice.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce ouzo
  • Greek olive for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a Greek olive.

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