Ever since I visited the Pasolivo olive ranch in Paso Robles a few years ago, their tree-to-table olive oils have been my evoo of choice to sprinkle on the fresh greens I grow in my backyard garden. So, I was thrilled to hear from the Pasolivo team that their flavored olive oils can add an antioxidant-packed addition to easy make-at-home cocktails. Here’s their recipe for a simple gin-based drink.
- 2 ounces navy strength gin
- ½ ounce Pasolivo Citrus Olive Oil or Pasolivo Lemon Olive Oil
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 1 egg white
- Pinch of sea salt
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass.
Pasolivo oils make for a lovely holiday gift, by the way. Consider the Mini Lemon & Lime Gift Set ($59.95), with bottles of two popular flavored oils, or the Bar Cart Bundle, with citrus olive oil, sparkling citrus vinegar, sriracha sea salt and Castelvetrano olives, $84.95. To see all of Pasolivo’s offerings and learn about visiting the ranch, go to pasolivo.com.