Olive Oil Cocktails Sound Strange, But Taste Amazing

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If you prefer your cocktails as on-trend as your closet, you should probably drizzle some olive oil into your cup. Bars across the country are proving that alcohol and oil do mix quite well by embracing the unexpected ingredient and promptly tossing it back.

Bars like Fig & Olive in L.A., Krescendo in Brooklyn, and Levant in Portland, O.R., are changing the face of cocktails for many reasons. The smooth consistency of olive oil creates a drink with a rich and luxe texture. Plus, swapping in olive oil for those other sugary ingredients will leave you much less likely to wake up with a hangover the morning after.

Now, this doesn’t mean you should start chasing your shots with a tall glass of EVOO. We’ve chased down the recipe for Fig & Olive’s The Extra Virgin. Inspired by the small town of Mougins in the South of France, which is known for having the “cuisine of the sun,” the cocktail can't exactly transport you to the French Riviera, but it does come pretty close. Read on, and make it a double.

The Extra Virgin

Ingredients:
2 oz cucumber vodka
1 oz blood orange 
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz blood orange olive oil 
1/2 celery sprig

Directions
1. Chop up celery sprig and muddle inside mixing tin; then add in blood orange olive oil after the celery is muddled.
2. Add juice and syrup to mixing tin.
3. Add 2 oz cucumber vodka.
4. Add ice.
6. Add splash of soda.
7. Finally, use celery sprig for garnish.

Cheers!