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Sohaila is a restaurant and natural wine bar created by social enterprise Fat Macy’s (which supports people in temporary accommodation via culinary training), serving modern Middle Eastern food. It’s named after founder Nathalie Moukarzel’s grandmother and a lot of the recipes are inspired by her. Dishes use local and sustainable ingredients, and the menu changes often to minimise food waste. Plates often include labneh and chilli butter, deep- fried mussels, and halloumi and figs.

Olive martini recipe


  • 45ml vodka or gin
  • 5ml manzanilla sherry (we use Diatomists)
  • 25ml Guindilla pepper brine, plus a pepper to garnish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (or up to 2 tsp)
  • pinch of sea salt flakes
  • green olive, to garnish


  • STEP 1

    Pour all of the ingredients (except the olive and pepper) into a shaker, add 4-5 ice cubes and stir until the shaker is cold – do not shake. Strain and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a Guindilla pepper and a green olive on a cocktail stick.


Alternative ways with green olives


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