Olive Oil Cocktails

If this cocktail has olive oil does that mean it's good for me?

If you have not explored the elegant option of olive oil in your cocktails, read on! Olive Oil adds great flavor, aroma, and a silky mouthfeel to cocktails - not to mention beautiful visuals from the shiny droplets. Healthy? I'll leave that one up to you but I'm sure there is merit to that concept. A martini is a perfect showcase for any of the high-quality olive oils from McEvoy Ranch but this combination of lemon and rosemary is very special.

Rosemary Lemon Dirty Martini

Ingredients 2-1/2 oz. vodka (Yes, of course, you can use gin.) 1/2 oz. dry vermouth 1 bar spoon McEvoy Ranch Citrus Olivejuice Dropperful of McEvoy Ranch Lemon Olive Oil Dropperful of McEvoy Ranch Rosemary Olive Oil Ice Directions
  • Fill a coupe or martini glass with ice or have chilled in the freezer.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker 3/4 full of ice.
  • Add vodka, vermouth, and olive juice.
  • Stir for at least 30 seconds. (I hear you James Bond, but I stir my martinis.)
  • Dump ice if using to cool glass.
  • Strain martini into a coupe or martini glass.
  • Add drops of lemon and rosemary olive oil to float on top.
  • Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a lemon olive.

Another brilliant olive oil cocktail option is to combine olive oil with an egg white to create a silky, frothy foam.

Here is a recipe adapted from the Marvel Bar in Minneapolis.

Oliveto Cocktail

Ingredients 2 oz. gin 1/2 oz. orange liquor such as Cointreau 1 oz. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or paste 1/2 oz. simple syrup 1 egg white 1/2 oz. McEvoy Ranch Lemon Olive Oil Ice Directions
  • Combine gin, Cointreau, lemon juice, vanilla, and simple syrup and set aside.
  • Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 full with ice.
  • Add egg white and olive oil.
  • Shake at least 200 times - seriously! This is what creates that silky foam. Don't cheat!
  • Add gin mixture and shake until combined - about 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a flute or rocks glass.
Enjoy these cocktails in celebration! If you are feeling experimental, buy the McEvoy Ranch Agrumato Five Pack with all the different flavored olive oils and experiment to your heart's content. There are more wonderful combos out there, get creative!