Thirsty Thursdays: Chilean Olive Oil Martini

June 14, 2012


An olive in a martini is a classic combination.  Now, swap out the olive for Chilean extra virgin olive oil and you've got a whole new tasting experience.  Orange and basil are muddled to release their oil before being combined in a shaker with vodka, simple syrup, and the olive oil.  The fruity olive oil pops against the other flavors in the cocktail.  If you present this drink with a skillfully added drop of olive oil, your friends will be amazed at your talent as a mixologist while also enjoying a delicious  and refreshing cocktail

Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mini Martini

1 Orange Segment
3-5 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 oz. Vodka
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
1/4 oz. Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In a shaker, muddle orange segment and basil leaves.   Add vodka, simple syrup and olive oil then add ice and shake well.  Strain into a shot glass and float a drop of olive oil over the top. 




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