Ditch the Ordinary: Spring Cocktails Get an Olive Oil Upgrade

Spring is the perfect time to shake up your cocktail routine with fresh, vibrant flavors and an unexpected ingredient – olive oil! Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders offers a range of infused olive oils that transform classic cocktails and inspire new creations.

Here’s how to add a touch of olive oil magic to your spring cocktails:

1. The Spring Garden Martini

  • 2 oz Gin or Vodka
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Basil Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/)
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions: Combine gin (or vodka), vermouth, and Basil Olive Oil in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. The subtle herbaceous notes of the olive oil elevate this classic.

2. Citrus Herb Spritzer

  • 1.5 oz Vodka or Gin
  • 1 oz Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Lemon Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/) or Blood Orange Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/)
  • Fresh lemon or orange juice
  • Soda water
  • Fresh herbs (such as mint, basil, or rosemary)

Instructions: Muddle your choice of herbs in a glass. Add vodka (or gin), olive oil, and citrus juice. Top with ice and soda water. Garnish with a sprig of your chosen herb and a citrus wedge.

3. Spicy Watermelon Margarita

  • 2 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Watermelon juice (fresh or store-bought)
  • 1/2 oz Lime juice
  • 1/4 oz Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Jalapeño Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/)
  • Pinch of chili powder, for the rim

Instructions: Rim a glass with chili powder or flavored salt. Combine tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice, and Jalapeño Olive Oil in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into your prepared glass with fresh ice.

The Olive Oil Advantage

  • Texture: Olive oil adds an unparalleled silky texture to cocktails.
  • Flavor Depth: Infused olive oils bring unique notes like citrus, herbs, or spice.
  • “Wow” Factor: Surprise your guests with the unexpected and delicious!

Tips from Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders

  • Quality Matters: Use fresh, high-quality olive oils for the best results.
  • Balance: Start with small amounts of olive oil and adjust to your taste.
  • Experiment: Get creative with different flavor pairings from their selection!

Visit Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders in-store or online to explore their full range of infused olive oils and step up your spring cocktail game. Cheers!

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