Since the craft cocktail movement has been shaking up a storm, you're about to notice extra virgin olive oil creeping into barrooms if you haven’t already. The kitchen basic was used for sautéing, frying, moistening, baking, dunking and more, so why not mixology? While Oil and water may not mix but olive oil and alcohol do.
Long used for frying food, salad dressings and in beauty products, the fatty flavor booster is now part of the most cutting edge cocktails at bars across the country.
EVOO can quickly mix with gin and vodka -based beverages to put in a luscious, fruity twist. To get it even further, try blending oils that are infused with natures and take a drink that is simple to a brand-new degree.
“These drinks have an element of adventure,” says Eben Freeman, head of bar operations and innovations for the Altamarea restaurant group. “People are trying all sorts of things they wouldn’t have tried before. Drinks that shocked people a few years ago are almost expected now.” Plus, olives and alcohol have had a long relationship…just think of the Dirty Martini.
A person cannot survive on drinks alone and an EVOO cocktail can compliment foods beautifully. Contemplate lemon and basil paired with a white pizza, or rosemary and salt to accompany a classic recipe like Duck a l'Orange.
Though you can experiment in the comfort of your own kitchen with your olive oil concoctions, restaurants and bars throughout the country have caught on to the olive oil cocktail craze.
So do you want to play pretend you Tom Cruise and mix some EVOO cocktails at home? You’ll need some muscle to get a finished drink to your glass–– a good shake is necessary to blend the cocktail well and bring it to a foamy beauty. To finish, pour the extra virgin olive oil potation into your glass and drink, then of course repeat the process as many times as your liver will allow.
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