If we keep it simple and keep it classy, there’s really nothing to ponder here. The answer is an emphatic “NO!”
A glass of gin is an absurdity until you add the olive. In fact, some believe that the olive is the best part of a martini.
Typically, martini drinkers savor the olive at the end of the drink. Olives soak up some of the gin and vermouth, giving them a unique taste.
Always use fresh olives. Old olives will ruin a martini. In my opinion, the best olive to add to a martini is a blue cheese stuffed olive. Mmmmm!
And don’t forget to use The Olive Express for your blue cheese stuffed olives. Keep it simple. Keep it classy.