Olive Liquor and Cocktails
Olives are an excellent source of antioxidants and polyphenols, while also being low-cal. Even just one cup a day could do wonders for your health!
Kstra Eli*n is made with triple-distilled grape vodka and features Castelvetrano olives renowned for their meaty texture and delicious balance of flavors – it’s even gluten-free!
Early Life and Education
Recently, olive liquor has become an increasingly popular component of cocktails. A distillate producer in Genoa known as Olioo offers one such product which combines olives with gin and vodka; hand sorting and double grading every olive before steeping it with natural lemon or orange zest for optimal results.
Anthony Caporale, director of spirits education at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, notes that olives add both salt and umami to beverages. Their flavor complements herbaceous notes in gin while tempering vodka’s bracing intensity.
Caporale of ICE prefers Castelvetrano olives due to their balanced combination of flavor, meatiness and texture. He prefers dry martinis without garnishes; otherwise they detract from enjoying each ingredient to their fullest extent – such as adding an olive stuffed with cheese which would compromise its integrity as part of an otherwise perfect martini experience.
At first, bartenders used whatever preserved or pickled ingredients they could find for cocktails — olives, cherries, even fig jam– to enhance the drink. But over time they realized certain olive varieties, like Castelvetrano olives with a buttery texture and balanced flavor profile were ideal.
Experts can become extremely technical in their assessments of olive oils, making subtle distinctions like which one leans more grassy or spicy or has an unpleasant burn in the back of the throat from phenolic compounds like oleocanthal. But for garnishing purposes alone, look for one recently pressed.
Many larger producers include harvest date information on their labels. For cocktails, ICE’s Caporale suggests mild extra-virgin olive oils from California Olive Ranch as good choices.
Achievement and Honors
Olive is an experienced professional with twelve years of international trade, supply chain management and sourcing in China. She founded Trisan New Zealand which provides one-stop business services for New Zealand companies looking to sell their products there.
Alongside her olive liquor promotion efforts, she also teaches Chinese at the University of Otago in Dunedin and was previously part of both Dunedin Chinese Society and New Zealand Institute of Management’s Executive Committees.
Olioo, an innovative olive liquor product from Genoa, Italy is making waves in its field. Made with extra virgin olive oil for an exquisite velvety texture and to increase awareness about local food products such as extra virgin olive oil.
Alcohol production typically involves fermenting starchy or sugary substances such as wheat, barley, rice, potatoes or grapes – this means they’re used in brewing processes involving wheat malts, barley malts, yeast fermentation processes to convert starches or sugars to alcohol.
Olives on the other hand do not contain enough starch or sugar to create alcohol, necessitating an alternative approach.
To create this liqueur, the company hand sorts and double grades each olive before infusing it with lemon or orange juice or natural gin for maximum flavor. This results in an irresistibly delicious drink perfect for cocktails or gin and tonics; but don’t stop there: this olive-infused gin also tastes fantastic straight out of the bottle.
Olive oil can be as complex and diverse as the tomatoes used to produce it, with higher-priced bottles typically providing more information like varietal type or even specific regional locations of its production. Furthermore, UV protected glass or metal containers reduce oxidation that compromises flavorful essence – and at this price point a company’s commitment to sustainable practices becomes even more paramount.
Emily identified an aroma similar to rosemary that would pair perfectly with meat and cheese dishes. This oil can be purchased through a subscription plan with no end date set and comes in an elegant squeeze bottle without an pour spout for easy use.