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Dry Martini with Creamy Blue & padron peppers

Dry Martini with Creamy Blue & padron peppers

Giving your guests a welcome they’ll remember – our Dry Martini served with padron peppers and blue cheese is bound to leave a lasting impression with big flavours from both cocktail and appetiser. The dry martini will compliment the richness of the blue cheese beautifully. And that’s creamy, not crumbly.

2 servings
Peppery Woody


Dry martini

  • 120 ml London dry gin
  • 20 ml dry white vermouth
  • 2 - 6 green olives
  • 2 wooden cocktail sticks
  • crushed ice

Creamy Blue & Padron Peppers

  • 1 Castello® Creamy Blue
  • 24 - 30 or 300g padron peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove, finely grated
  • good 1 pinch sea salt
  • lemon zest from 1 organic lemon


1. Add the alcohol to the shaker and shake well. Pour into cocktail glasses and finish with olive(s) on a stick.

2. Wash the Padron Peppers and grill them (or roast quickly on a hot grill or dry frying pan). Mix the olive oil with garlic and lemon zest and toss with Padron peppers and sea salt.

3. Add to an ovenproof pan and cut the Castello® Creamy Blue into eighths and place on top. Put the ovenproof pan under the grill in the oven for a few minutes.

Tips & tricks

A fantastic and fun way of making this dish very easy is simply by using a Kitchen Blowtorch. First burn the Padrons and finally caramelize the Creamy Blue.