We all know how versatile olive oil is in cooking, but have you ever considered adding it to your drink?
Yes, olive oil cocktails are a thing (and they are delicious)! This is a practice that’s been whispered and employed in the more experimental corners of mixology over the past few years, so we decided to bring the concept into the home and try it out ourselves.
Today we would love to share with you the Governor Martini - our new drink of choice.
This cocktail is a great edition to your Thanksgiving and holiday festivities. Not only does it taste great, its also another fantastic way to consume your recommended 2tbs of olive oil for that day.
The Governor Martini will have your mouth watering, and your guests wanting more... So without further ado, here is our gin infused, festive concoction.
makes 10 cocktails
This recipe is enough for 10 cocktails.
(Once you go through the process of infusing your gin with olive oil and herbs, you would probably want to have some left for another day!)
750-mL bottle London dry gin
8 tbs Governor Premium Edition Olive Oil
1 large sprig fresh rosemary
1 large sprig fresh thyme
5 Tbsp olive & herb-infused gin
1 Tbsp blanc vermouth
Pinch of fine sea salt
Pitted green olives for garnish
FOR THE GIN
FOR THE MARTINI
Start to infuse the gin a day before you intend to make the martini.
Add the gin, olive oil, rosemary, and thyme to a large jar. Shake vigorously, then set aside at room temperature to infuse for 12 hours.
Place the jar in the freezer for another 12 hours (or overnight). This will cause the olive oil to solidify and separate.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a second large jar or container, then strain the gin, discarding any solids.
Strain the gin once again to remove any remaining sediment and oil.
Mix the martini: In a mixing glass filled with ice.
Add 5 Tbs of the infused gin gin, along with the vermouth and salt.
Stir until well-chilled, then strain into a martini glass or coupe and garnish with as many olives as you like. Serve immediately.
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