Everyone needs a dry vodka martini from time to time. But with all the spookiness going on in our world, we might just need a Black Martini. It is so delicious and the color is just gorgeous.

Check it out.

2 jiggers (2 ounces) vodka

splash of vermouth

drizzle of black sesame olive infusion*

Pour all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, stir well, strain into a martini glass. Garnish with 3 black olives on a metal skewer.

*Black sesame infusion: Bring a cup of water to a boil, add 2 tablespoons sesame seeds and 3 tablespoons of black olive juice. Allow to steep for 10 minutes and then strain off the liquid.

My assistant has been a bartender at a Ritz Carlton Hotel so he graciously assumed the role of studio bartender! Here is the behind-the-scenes making of the drink before we took the photo.