How To Make Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Martini From Olives


Today’s cocktail recipe comes to us from Todd English over at Olives in Union Square. The Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Martini is a specialty cocktail that’s one of its more popular drinks. It doesn’t have the thick, oily feel you might expect. There’s a sort of robust freshness that comes with it.

The drink: Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil Martini

The bar: Olives

The price: $15

The ingredients: One orange segment, three to five fresh basil leaves, 3 ounces vodka, 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, 1/2 ounce Cointreau, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 1/4 ounce Chilean extra virgin olive oil (CEVOO)

The process: In a shaker, muddle orange segment and basil leaves. Add vodka, Cointreau, dry vermouth, simple syrup, and CEVOO. Then add ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and float a drop of CEVOO over the top.