Elevate Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations with Olive Oil Cocktails

Think outside the green beer this St. Patrick’s Day! Surprise your guests (and your tastebuds) with unique cocktails starring the unexpected ingredient: olive oil. Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders offers a range of infused olive oils that will mix and mingle beautifully into festive drinks.

Here’s your guide to olive-oil-infused St. Patrick’s Day cocktail magic:

1. The Emerald Martini

  • 2 oz Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Basil Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/)
  • Dash of orange bitters (optional)
  • Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until well-chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or olive for a touch of green.

2. Mediterranean Mint Fizz

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Lemon Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/)
  • 0.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple syrup
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • Soda water to top
  • Instructions: Muddle mint leaves with lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka and olive oil. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with a mint sprig.

3. Spicy Citrus Margarita

  • 2 oz Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Blood Orange Olive Oil (https://vvoliveoil.com/)
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 oz Agave nectar or simple syrup
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Instructions: Rim a margarita glass with salt. Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Why Olive Oil in Cocktails?

  • Texture: High-quality olive oil adds a silky, luxurious texture that elevates the mouthfeel of your cocktail.
  • Flavor: Infused olive oils deliver subtle, sophisticated flavor notes that complement your favorite spirits.
  • Uniqueness: Stand out with surprising ingredient combinations that impress your guests.

Tips from Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders:

  • Use high-quality, fresh, extra virgin olive oil. It makes all the difference!
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment! Try other flavored oils like Garlic Olive Oil or Tuscan Herb Olive Oil for even more creative cocktails.
  • Choose cocktail recipes with complementary flavors to your chosen olive oil.

Visit Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders online or in-store and let our knowledgeable staff help you pick the perfect infused olive oil for your St. Patrick’s Day cocktail adventure!

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