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Olive Oil Martini

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

Ah, the martini. A classic drink. Some snobs will say that you should never add anything but liquor, vermouth, and maybe an olive. But me, I like to be a little more adventurous. Yes, adding olive oil is a bit strange, but the oil adds some subtly to the drink - not a thick slick of oil canvassing the surface. The oil will enhance the ingredients’ bright acidity for a well-rounded, clean finish. 

What you’ll need:
1 orange segment
3 oz vodka (You'll want a decent Vodka here - Something like Skyy or Stoli) 
½ oz dry vermouth
½ oz Cointreau
¼ oz simple syrup
¼ oz basil olive oil


How to make it:
Muddle the orange segment in glass. Add the vodka, Cointreau, vermouth, simple syrup, olive oil, and ice, and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and float an additional drop of olive oil over the top.

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