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5 Recipes On How You Can Create Sophisticated Cocktails With Olive Oil

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Often associated with Mediterranean cuisine or even salads, it is time to reimagine how you use olive oil. Did you ever imagine that olive oil could be used to create a delicious cocktail? We are here to tell you how by introducing you to five delicious cocktail recipes that use olive oil.

Citrus Olive Oil Spritz

The citrusy vibrance of the orange and lime in the cocktail melds seamlessly with the smoothness of olive oil, creating a cocktail that is refreshing and effervescent.

To create the drink, you will need:

45 ml vodka
20 ml orange liqueur
15 ml fresh lime juice
8 ml olive oil
Soda water
Orange wheel (for garnish)

To prepare the drink:

In a cocktail shaker, add the vodka, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and olive oil. Shake well and strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice. Top the drink off with soda, stir gently and garnish with an orange wheel.

Mediterranean Martini

mediterranean martini

Complementing the botanicals in the gin, olive oil imparts a velvety texture to the Mediterranean Martini. 

To create the drink, you will need:

60 ml premium gin
30 ml dry vermouth
12 ml olive oil
Lemon twist for garnish

To prepare the drink:

In a mixing glass, add the gin, vermouth and olive oil. Add ice to the mixture and stir well. Then, strain the drink into a chilled martini glass. To complete the drink, add a lemon twist for garnishing. Don’t forget to bruise the twist lightly to release its oils and flavours.    

Basil Bliss Bourbon

The richness of the bourbon marries the herbal notes of fresh basil, while the honey syrup and olive oil create a good balance of sweetness and depth.

To create the drink, you will need:

60 ml bourbon
15 ml honey syrup (made from equal parts honey and water)
15 ml fresh lemon juice
8 ml extra virgin olive oil
Fresh basil leaves (for muddling and garnishing)

To prepare the drink:

Muddle a few basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Then add the bourbon, honey syrup, lemon juice and olive oil. Now, fill the shaker with ice and mix vigorously. Strain the drink into a rock glass filled with ice. Finish the drink with a sprig of basil.

Rosemary-infused Olive Oil Sour

In this drink, the depth of the whisky is wonderfully complemented by the herbal infusion of rosemary in the simple syrup, while the olive oil provides a luxurious element.

To create the drink, you will need:

60 ml whisky
20 ml rosemary-infused simple syrup
15 ml fresh lemon juice
8 ml olive oil
Rosemary sprig (for garnishing)

To prepare the drink:

Add the whisky, rosemary-infused simple syrup, lemon juice and olive oil to a cocktail shaker. Shake the ingredients well and strain the mixture into a chilled coupe glass. Serve the drink with a fresh sprig of rosemary.

Smoky Olive Oil Negroni

smoky negroni

The olive oil in this Negroni adds a silky texture that complements the bitter-sweetness of Campari and the botanicals of gin.

To create the drink, you will need:

30 ml gin
30 ml Campari
30 ml sweet vermouth
8 ml olive oil
Orange peel (for garnish)

To prepare the drink:

In a mixing glass, combine gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, olive oil and ice, and stir it well. Then, pour the mixture into a rock glass over a large ice cube. Before adding the orange peel, bruise it slightly to release its aromatic flavours.  

There you go… Five exciting recipes that incorporate olive oil. Remember that when choosing the olive oil, reserve the flavourful varieties for fuller-flavoured spirits like rum and tequila, and delicate varieties for vodka and gin.
 

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