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If you want to add an aromatic and savoury component to your cocktail mix, then Willow Creek Olive Estate can help you out. Simply add a bit of Willow Creek Olive Oil to the mix, and you’re good to go!
In general, fuller-flavoured spirits like tequila, mezcal, and rum work better with more flavourful varieties of oil, while delicate oils pair better with vodka and gin.
Try out our Gin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil cocktail recipe here:
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The drink’s namesake restaurant has a culinary focus on steak and Italian specialties, and Enriquez wanted to bring one of the cuisine’s staple ingredients to the bar menu as well. Olive oil “adds to the depth of flavor to the cocktail and produces a very unique and round mouthfeel,” he says. Like all of Torali’s Martinis, it’s stirred not shaken to avoid chilling it down too much and preserve the drink’s subtle flavors.
- 50ml. Plymouth Gin
- 50ml. Dry vermouth (they use a proprietary blend, but Cocchi or Dolin Dry Vermouth would work well)
- 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Castelvetrano olives, for garnish
Add the gin and vermouth to a cocktail glass, add ice, and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, use a dropper to dispense the olive oil on the surface of the drink, and garnish with the olives.