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Gourmet Olives, Martini Olives, Cocktail Olives - Delicious Garnish Olives For Martinis

Most martini recipes call for garnishing the drink with gourmet olives.  The chief advantage of an olive is that it adds salt to the drink. (Unlike olives used in cooking, bar olives for martini recipes are usually preserved in brine).

For cocktail party "elite" martini drinkers, the garnish called for in martini recipes transforms a simple martini into a whole new animal. To these members of the Martini Recipes Police, martini recipes that are garnished with onions instead of olives aren't really Martinis at all…they're called Gibsons.

If you are using gourmet olives as martini garnish, we recommend rinsing them under water just before you put them into the Martini. This prevents excess oily olive juice from polluting your drink. Fresh olives are also very important. Olives that have been sitting for a while will ruin a martini.

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Elite Spanish Combo Gift Basket - Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Sherry Wine Vinegar (Spain)
 

Elite Spanish Combo Gift Basket - Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Sherry Wine Vinegar (Spain)

$35.95

This Oil and Vinegar combo brings together two exceptional products from Spain. Romanico Oils are produced from a number of co-operatives totaling as many as 6000 farmers. The Arbequena olives are virtually the only olives planted in this area. Nu... [Read more]

Italian Treat Gift Basket - Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar (Italy)
 

Italian Treat Gift Basket - Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar (Italy)

$50.95

This Oil and Vinegar combo treats you to the refined taste of the Masserie di Sant'Eramo brand. Masserie di Sant'Eramo Flavorful Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from selected "Coratina" and "Ogliarola Barese" olives from the... [Read more]

Vodka Tipsy Fiery Olives
 

Vodka Tipsy Fiery Olives

$9.99

Vodka Tipsy Fiery Olives by Sable & Rosenfeld is an all-natural product essential to a well stocked bar. Large Spanish olives are stuffed with a large Turkish red pepper and then bathed in Vodka. These olives are fiery hot, crunchy and delicio... [Read more]

Green Picholine Olives by Life in Provence
 

Green Picholine Olives by Life in Provence

$6.50

Celebrate the spirit of Provence with these authentic Picholine olives. Serve them as appetizers, with cheese and fruit or in salads. Picholine are small green olives that have a very "meaty" texture and refreshing taste. Each jar contai... [Read more]

Nicoise Olives by Life in Provence
 

Nicoise Olives by Life in Provence

$5.35

Probably the most famous of the French olives is the Nicoise. Serve these small authentic Provencal olives along with cheeses, in appetizer trays, in salads, or to garnish chicken, fish and meat dishes. Nicoise Olives make a nice addition to tuna ... [Read more]

Oil Cured Black Olives by Life in Provence
 

Oil Cured Black Olives by Life in Provence

$5.35

These black olives are cured in vegetable oil, salt and Provencal herbs and are not preserved in brine. Serve them as appetizers, with cheeses, in salads, or to garnish chicken, fish and meat dishes. Product of France. 4.5 oz. [Read more]

Greek Calamata Pitted Olives by Mezzetta
 

Greek Calamata Pitted Olives by Mezzetta

$10.50

Mezzetta is one of America's favorite brand of peppers, olives and specialty foods. Their wide variety of delicious food products can be found in retail and specialty grocery stores nationwide. Mezzetta Greek Kalamata Olives are imported from sun-... [Read more]

Fratepietro Bella di Cerignola Olives (Food Service 168 Ounces)
 

Fratepietro Bella di Cerignola Olives (Food Service 168 Ounces)

$49.95

Cerignola is a town in the Province of Foggia in the Apulia Region of Italy which borders the Adriatic Sea. Apulia has brought us many wonderful gourmet products not the least of which is the Bella di Cerignola Olive whose production dates back se... [Read more]

Fratepietro Black Cerignola Olives (Food Service)
 

Fratepietro Black Cerignola Olives (Food Service)

$49.95

Cerignola is a town in the Province of Foggia in the Apulia Region of Italy which borders the Adriatic Sea. Apulia has brought us many wonderful gourmet products not the least of which is the Bella di Cerignola Olive whose production dates back se... [Read more]

Santa Barbara Olives 20937 Cal Green Pitted Olives
 

Santa Barbara Olives 20937 Cal Green Pitted Olives

$48.84

SANTA BARBARA OLIVES 12x 6 OZ CAL GREEN PITTED OLIVES Pitted ripe olives water and salt.: (Note: This product description is informational only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information ... [Read more]

Santa Barbara Olives 37253 Black Large Pitted Olives
 

Santa Barbara Olives 37253 Black Large Pitted Olives

$35.95

SANTA BARBARA OLIVES 12x 6 OZ BLACK LARGE PITTED OLIVES Low sodium. No Ferros Gluconate- Large canned black olives.: (Note: This product description is informational only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accur... [Read more]

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil by L'Estornell (Spain)
 

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil by L'Estornell (Spain)

$28.95

L'Estornell Extra Virgin Olive Oil is produced from the first cold press of organically grown Arbequina olives in Catalonia, Spain. All product origins are controlled and certified by the CCPAE? Catalan Council of Organic Production? under the EEC... [Read more]

Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Miguel & Valentino
 

Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Miguel & Valentino

$15.95

Miguel & Valentino is an established well-respected importer of only the best quality Spanish products. Their Smoked Extra Virgin Olive Oil is made exclusively of Arbequina olives, cold-smoked with pinewood, to add a subtle smoky flavor to pas... [Read more]

Olive Oil Infused With Herbs de Provence By A L'Olivier (France)
 

Olive Oil Infused With Herbs de Provence By A L'Olivier (France)

$16.95

We have combined within an olive oil the finest aromatic herbs that nature has to offer in Provence: thyme, rosemary, basil and tarragon. The combination of their aromas produces a fresh and distinctive oil that can be used to flavor a wide variet... [Read more]

White Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With White Truffle) By Ranieri
 

White Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With White Truffle) By Ranieri

$9.95

In the green hills of Umbria, just outside Citta di Castello, for over seventy years the Ranieri family has been offering its select clietele the natural goodness of the fine products from their native land. This is the reason that Ranieri condime... [Read more]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused with Pesto Herbs by Il Boschetto
 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused with Pesto Herbs by Il Boschetto

$18.95

Il Boschetto is located in Castiglione della Pescaia, a small Medieval village on the Tyrrhenian coast, right in the heart of Tuscany. For years, Il Boschetto has strived to combine the best quality spices and olive oil products with attractive, e... [Read more]

Two Bottle Organic Spanish Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar Gift Basket
 

Two Bottle Organic Spanish Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar Gift Basket

$29.40

We've selected two of our best selling Spanish products and combined them in a lovely gift presentation. This duo is a perfect choice for any occasion. We include one bottle of Romanico Organic Olive oil and one bottle of Romanico Balsamic Vinegar... [Read more]

Green Olive Cream by La Favorita
 

Green Olive Cream by La Favorita

$10.50

La Favorita makes beautiful purees from the finest Italian olives. Their Green Olive Cream is the ideal enhancement for ravioli and gnocchi, risotto and pasta. It is perfect as a spread for canapes and sandwiches, or as a base for sauces and salad... [Read more]

Huilerie D'Opio Nicoises Olives with Herbs by Moulins de la Brague
 

Huilerie D'Opio Nicoises Olives with Herbs by Moulins de la Brague

$11.50

We have found the perfect snack in a jar. Les Moulins de la Brague has combined the tasty nicoise black olive with the world-renowned spice blend of Herbs de Provence. As if the little black treasures were not addictive enough on their own, the ad... [Read more]

Lemon and Ginger Infused Olive Oil By A L'Olivier (France)
 

Lemon and Ginger Infused Olive Oil By A L'Olivier (France)

$16.95

A L'Olivier began in 1822 in Paris and continues to be a leading proponent of the Mediterranean way of life. Here they have added lemon and ginger to olive oil to provide a perfect seasoning for fish, white meat and seafood. Each tin of A L'Olivie... [Read more]

Olive Oil infused With Garlic and Thyme By A L'Olivier (France)
 

Olive Oil infused With Garlic and Thyme By A L'Olivier (France)

$16.95

This aromatic composition made with olive oil, fresh garlic and fresh thyme stands out by way of its original flavor. The perfume of garlic predominates at first and the thyme's freshness comes through in the aftertaste. Remarkable by virtue of it... [Read more]

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray By A L'Olivier (France)
 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray By A L'Olivier (France)

$14.50

As France's most respected oil specialist, A L'Olivier consistently produces oils low in acidity and high in versatility. This is ideal oil for those looking for a fruity but mild flavor. Now this excellent taste meets with practicality and ease o... [Read more]

Olive Oil With Fresh Basil By A L'Olivier (France)
 

Olive Oil With Fresh Basil By A L'Olivier (France)

$16.95

A L'Olivier began in 1822 in Paris and continues to be a leading proponent of the Mediterranean way of life. Here they have added fresh basil to olive oil to provide an excellent seasoning for salad with cheese, in pasta, or with fish. Each tin of... [Read more]

Lavender Infused Olive Oil by A L'Olivier
 

Lavender Infused Olive Oil by A L'Olivier

$10.50

A L'Olivier began in 1822 in Paris and continues to be a leading proponent of the Mediterranean way of life. What could evoke the French contribution to the Mediterranean way more vividly than the picture of lavender fields in Provence? In additio... [Read more]

Les Moulins de la Brague Extra Virgin Olive Oil (France)
 

Les Moulins de la Brague Extra Virgin Olive Oil (France)

$32.95

The mill of La Brague in the South of France has built an excellent reputation for producing the very best extra virgin olive oil. Chefs from the finest establishments of the Cote d'Azur prefer this extraordinary extra virgin olive oil. For 150 ye... [Read more]

Black Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With Black Truffle) By Ranieri
 

Black Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With Black Truffle) By Ranieri

$9.95

In the green hills of Umbria, just outside Citta di Castello, for over seventy years the Ranieri family has been offering its select clietele the natural goodness of the fine products from their native land. This is the reason that Ranieri condime... [Read more]

Snacking Green Olives with Lemon by Casina Rossa
 

Snacking Green Olives with Lemon by Casina Rossa

$6.60

These tasty green olives are from the region of Abruzzo, Italy, an area of beautiful mountains and sea. As with all of the products from Casina Rossa, these green olives are of the finest quality, and are blended with the perfect proportions of se... [Read more]

Le Chateau d'Estoublon Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Monovarietal)
 

Le Chateau d'Estoublon Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Monovarietal)

$53.95

This single variety Picholine extra virgin olive oil from Le Chateau d'Estoublon is pure first cold pressed fruit juice. No chemical products or refining processes are used in its production; it is the only olive oil that can make this boast. At E... [Read more]

Life in Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil (France)
 

Life in Provence Extra Virgin Olive Oil (France)

$15.50

Take a walk anywhere in Provence and your body will be filled with the scent of the herbs that grow wild on the hillsides. As you explore, every step will deliver the smell of the land, and its richness will penetrate every pore-intoxicating the s... [Read more]

White Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With White Truffle) By Ranieri (Case of 6 - 8.5 Ounce Bottles)
 

White Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With White Truffle) By Ranieri (Case of 6 - 8.5 Ounce Bottles)

$53.76

In the green hills of Umbria, just outside Citta di Castello, for over seventy years the Ranieri family has been offering its select clietele the natural goodness of the fine products from their native land. This is the reason that Ranieri condime... [Read more]

Cucina Viva Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Chianti Bottle
 

Cucina Viva Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Chianti Bottle

$17.95

The role olive oil plays in the Italian diet is no secret, so it is no surprise to find some of the world's best olive oils come from Italy. Cucina Viva's new 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is no exception. This oil is fresh and fruity, and t... [Read more]

Tipsy Cocktail Garnish Stirrers of Gherkins, Onions, and Olives
 

Tipsy Cocktail Garnish Stirrers of Gherkins, Onions, and Olives

$9.95

The newest addition to the? tipsy? line of cocktail condiments by Sable & Rosenfeld is the ultimate cocktail garnish! Each hand-packed skewer is made up of a crunchy pickle, green olive, a slice of red pepper and a pearl onion bathed in subtly... [Read more]

Wild Caught Solid Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil (2 - 5.8 Ounce Cans)
 

Wild Caught Solid Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil (2 - 5.8 Ounce Cans)

$12.95

Tonnino Yellowfin Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil contain only the finest cuts of Yellowfin tuna, carefully selected and hand-packed to create a product of exceptional quality, texture and taste. Tonnino Tuna is best enjoyed as a simple appetizer, in a ... [Read more]

Black Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With Black Truffle) By Ranieri (Case of 6 - 8.5 Ounce Bottles)
 

Black Truffle Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil Infused With Black Truffle) By Ranieri (Case of 6 - 8.5 Ounce Bottles)

$53.76

In the green hills of Umbria, just outside Citta di Castello, for over seventy years the Ranieri family has been offering its select clietele the natural goodness of the fine products from their native land. This is the reason that Ranieri condime... [Read more]

Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry
 

Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry

$111.05

Our Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry includes three bottles of oils from three regions of Italy plus a ceramic cruet. This pantry has a wonderful selection of oils to satisfy all forms of cooking and taste. A great gift. Our Regional... [Read more]

French Medley Gift Basket - Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Apple Honey Vinegar (France)
 

French Medley Gift Basket - Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil And Apple Honey Vinegar (France)

$40.50

This Oil and Vinegar combo marries two excellent products which exemplify French gourmet know-how. Life in Provence's first cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil is made from olives selected in the Provence region of Nice. The local savior faire and... [Read more]

Spicy Black Olive Cream by La Favorita (Case of 12 - 6.35 Ounce Jars)
 

Spicy Black Olive Cream by La Favorita (Case of 12 - 6.35 Ounce Jars)

$113.40

La Favorita makes beautiful purees from the finest Italian olives. Black olives are pureed with chili pepper and sea salt to spice up your recipes and give them a kick. Perfect as a spread for canapes and on sandwiches, it also makes a wonderful b... [Read more]

Pitted Provencal Olive Mix by Life in Provence
 

Pitted Provencal Olive Mix by Life in Provence

$3.60

Life in Provence Pitted Provencal Olive Mix is a combination of pitted green olives, gherkins, onions and red peppers with a little kick from green chili pepper. Fresh ingredients and robust flavors come together to make this olive mix an outstand... [Read more]

Ligurian Taggiasca Pitted Olives in Extra Virgin Olive Oil by I Sapori Dell'Arca
 

Ligurian Taggiasca Pitted Olives in Extra Virgin Olive Oil by I Sapori Dell'Arca

$9.85

Ligurian Taggiasca late-harvest, pitted olives are grown and imported directly from Albenga, Italy. The only ingredients are pitted olives, extra virgin olive oil, salt and other natural flavorings. Buttery, compact, and tender, these low-sodium o... [Read more]

Fratepietro Green Bella di Cerignola Olives (Food Service Size) (Case of 2 - 148.7 Ounce Cans)
 

Fratepietro Green Bella di Cerignola Olives (Food Service Size) (Case of 2 - 148.7 Ounce Cans)

$89.92

Cerignola is a town in the Province of Foggia in the Apulia Region of Italy which borders the Adriatic Sea. Apulia has brought us many wonderful gourmet products not the least of which is the Bella di Cerignola Olive whose production dates back se... [Read more]

Spicy Black Olive Cream by La Favorita
 

Spicy Black Olive Cream by La Favorita

$10.50

La Favorita makes beautiful purees from the finest Italian olives. Black olives are pureed with chili pepper and sea salt to spice up your recipes and give them a kick. Perfect as a spread for canapes and on sandwiches, it also makes a wonderful b... [Read more]

Olive Cocktail Mix (Food Service) By Mas Portell (Case of 4 - 141 Ounce Cans)
 

Olive Cocktail Mix (Food Service) By Mas Portell (Case of 4 - 141 Ounce Cans)

$171.00

The Pons Family, from the Catalonia region of Spain, produces a broad range of high quality olive oils complemented by a careful selection of food products representative of Spain and the Mediterranean region. The Mas Portell Olive Cocktail Mix is... [Read more]

Fratepietro Black Cerignola Olives (Food Service Size) (Case of 2 - 144.6 Ounce Cans)
 

Fratepietro Black Cerignola Olives (Food Service Size) (Case of 2 - 144.6 Ounce Cans)

$89.92

Cerignola is a town in the Province of Foggia in the Apulia Region of Italy which borders the Adriatic Sea. Apulia has brought us many wonderful gourmet products not the least of which is the Bella di Cerignola Olive whose production dates back se... [Read more]

Green Olive Cream by La Favorita (Case of 12 - 6.35 Ounce Jars)
 

Green Olive Cream by La Favorita (Case of 12 - 6.35 Ounce Jars)

$113.40

La Favorita makes beautiful purees from the finest Italian olives. Their Green Olive Cream is the ideal enhancement for ravioli and gnocchi, risotto and pasta. It is perfect as a spread for canapes and sandwiches, or as a base for sauces and salad... [Read more]

Leccino Olives (Crushed and Pitted) with Herbs by Casina Rossa
 

Leccino Olives (Crushed and Pitted) with Herbs by Casina Rossa

$2.99

Our black Leccino olives are imported from the Abruzzo region of Italy. There, under the expert supervision of Nicola De Laurentiis and his wife Paola, who operate La Casina Rossa, a subtle blend of herbs and garlic are added creating a perfect sn... [Read more]

Olive Cocktail Mix (Food Service) By Mas Portell
 

Olive Cocktail Mix (Food Service) By Mas Portell

$47.50

The Pons Family, from the Catalonia region of Spain, produces a broad range of high quality olive oils complemented by a careful selection of food products representative of Spain and the Mediterranean region. The Mas Portell Olive Cocktail Mix is... [Read more]

Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Green Peppercorns
 

Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Green Peppercorns

$8.40

Les Mouettes d'Arvor Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil have been prepared by Jacques Gonidec a Concarneau in the same fashion for two generations. Small "shore boats" travel along the southern coast of Brittany using only sustainable fi... [Read more]

Fratelli Aprile Il Olio Novello 274th 2014 Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Italy)
 

Fratelli Aprile Il Olio Novello 274th 2014 Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Italy)

$35.95

This generation of Fratelli Aprile (the Aprile Brothers) consists of Roberto and Daniele who inherited not only the business but the passion and respect for the land which generously provides for them. They are strongly tied to their region of Sic... [Read more]

Olio Verde Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2014 Harvest (Italy)
 

Olio Verde Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2014 Harvest (Italy)

$39.50

In the gentle uplands of northwestern Sicily, Gianfranco Becchina's estate is set on an ideal location. Sixty acres of olive groves, some situated on the grounds once used by Princess Pignatelli of Spain, roll away behind the estate walls. The oli... [Read more]

Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon
 

Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Lemon

$8.40

Les Mouettes d'Arvor Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil have been prepared by Jacques Gonidec a Concarneau in the same fashion for two generations. Small "shore boats" travel along the southern coast of Brittany using only sustainable fi... [Read more]

Frescobaldi Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2014 Harvest (Italy)
 

Frescobaldi Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2014 Harvest (Italy)

$47.50

Acclaimed by food writers around the world, Frescobaldi Laudemio is an estate-produced olive oil from the hills of Chianti Ruffina. The Frescobaldi family has been at the center of the economic, political, and cultural life of Florence since the M... [Read more]

Organic Taggiasca Extra Virgin Olive Oil by La Macina Ligure
 

Organic Taggiasca Extra Virgin Olive Oil by La Macina Ligure

$51.95

Extra virgin oil from organic Taggiasca olives distinguishes itself by its sweet fruity aroma and delicate mellow taste with a nice bouquet. Cultivated in Italy, it is known as one of the best national oils because its taste is delicate, making it... [Read more]

Organic Taggiasca Extra Virgin Olive Oil by La Macina Ligure (Case of 12 - 16.87 Ounce Bottles)
 

Organic Taggiasca Extra Virgin Olive Oil by La Macina Ligure (Case of 12 - 16.87 Ounce Bottles)

$561.12

Extra virgin oil from organic Taggiasca olives distinguishes itself by its sweet fruity aroma and delicate mellow taste with a nice bouquet. Cultivated in Italy, it is known as one of the best national oils because its taste is delicate, making it... [Read more]

Proteggi Labbra Balsamico (Protective Lip Stick Balm) with Olive Oil and Melaleuca by L'Erbolario Lodi
 

Proteggi Labbra Balsamico (Protective Lip Stick Balm) with Olive Oil and Melaleuca by L'Erbolario Lodi

$11.00

The Protective Lip Balm by L'Erbolario is the perfect remedy for dry chapped lips caused by any variety of damaging effects particularly those of extreme cold or dry heat. The main ingredients of the formulation are olive oil and the essential oli... [Read more]

Organic Banderillas Spanish Skewered Pickles, Olives and Peppers by Campomar Nature (Case of 12 -14.8 Ounce Jars)
 

Organic Banderillas Spanish Skewered Pickles, Olives and Peppers by Campomar Nature (Case of 12 -14.8 Ounce Jars)

$64.32

The classic Spanish tapa "Banderillas" are comprised of organic pickles, pitted green olives, red peppers and green hot chili peppers then placed on a skewer. Serve with artisan beer, in a bloody Mary, or martinis. Savory Banderillas can... [Read more]

Black Truffle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Plantin
 

Black Truffle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Plantin

$26.95

Truffles are often referred to as? the diamonds of the kitchen? While they may look more like a diamond in the rough, their taste and aroma more than compensate. Basically, a truffle is a subterranean fungi that grows symbiotically with certain ty... [Read more]

White Truffle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Plantin
 

White Truffle Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Plantin

$26.95

Truffles are often referred to as? the diamonds of the kitchen? While they may look more like a diamond in the rough, their taste and aroma more than compensate. Basically, a truffle is a subterranean fungi that grows symbiotically with certain ty... [Read more]

Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 

Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$7.95

Les Mouettes d'Arvor Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil have been prepared by Jacques Gonidec a Concarneau in the same fashion for two generations. Small "shore boats" travel along the southern coast of Brittany using only sustainable fi... [Read more]

Artichoke Hearts in Herbs and Olive Oil by La Favorita (Case of 6 - 9.88 Ounce Jars)
 

Artichoke Hearts in Herbs and Olive Oil by La Favorita (Case of 6 - 9.88 Ounce Jars)

$96.96

Fresh picked artichokes are packed in extra virgin olive oil and just the right amount of Italian parsley. Serve them as an appetizer or side dish, hot or cold, in salads with other vegetables, with tuna, eggs or sliced in sandwiches. La Favorita ... [Read more]

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Some say the olive is the best part of a martini. Martini drinkers often claim that garnishing the beverage with olives gives it an extra kick of flavor. Cocktail party-goers insist that the simple olive garnish turns gin and vermouth into a martini.

    The Facts

  1. The olive has its positive health effects, but it's hardly the reason why it's a necessary ingredient in a great martini. Bar olives used in the drink are preserved in brine and their salty flavor alters the taste of the drink.
    Martinis are typically garnished with three olives; any additional are served on the side. Many recipes for the classic cocktail recommend using gourmet olives to embellish the drink.

    Eating Martini Olives

  2. Dedicated martini drinkers savor the olives at the end of the drink. Olives soak up some of the gin and vermouth, giving them a unique taste.
    When the drink comes with more than one olive, martini lovers typically eat one olive with the first sip, using a cocktail pick or just swallowing. The second or last olive is swallowed with the last of the drink.

    History

  3. There is no definitive story on the creation of the martini, but folklore suggests the drink was first mixed during the California Gold Rush.
    "In 1849, a miner struck it rich and was returning to San Francisco. The miner, arriving in Martinez, the first large town he hit, wanted to celebrate. He walked into our leading bar and asked for champagne," according to the City of Martinez website. Champagne was not available. "However, the bartender told him (the miner) that he had something much better than champagne and served a drink which the bartender said was a 'Martinez Special'. The miner liked the drink and ordered for the house. Over a period of years the name Martinez became martini."

    Types of Martini Olives

  4. No matter what type of olive you use, always use fresh ones. Old olives will ruin a martini.
    There are countless types of olives that can be added to a martini. In addition to the typical bar cocktail olive, gourmet olives stuffed with garlic, blue cheese, onion, anchovies or almonds may also be used to give a martini a more distinctive flavor.

    Misconceptions



Read more: Why Do We Put Olives in Martinis? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5202228_do-put-olives-martinis_.html#ixzz0timDoUjR
 

Some say the olive is the best part of a martini. Martini drinkers often claim that garnishing the beverage with olives gives it an extra kick of flavor. Cocktail party-goers insist that the simple olive garnish turns gin and vermouth into a martini.

    The Facts

  1. The olive has its positive health effects, but it's hardly the reason why it's a necessary ingredient in a great martini. Bar olives used in the drink are preserved in brine and their salty flavor alters the taste of the drink.
    Martinis are typically garnished with three olives; any additional are served on the side. Many recipes for the classic cocktail recommend using gourmet olives to embellish the drink.

    Eating Martini Olives

  2. Dedicated martini drinkers savor the olives at the end of the drink. Olives soak up some of the gin and vermouth, giving them a unique taste.
    When the drink comes with more than one olive, martini lovers typically eat one olive with the first sip, using a cocktail pick or just swallowing. The second or last olive is swallowed with the last of the drink.

    History

  3. There is no definitive story on the creation of the martini, but folklore suggests the drink was first mixed during the California Gold Rush.
    "In 1849, a miner struck it rich and was returning to San Francisco. The miner, arriving in Martinez, the first large town he hit, wanted to celebrate. He walked into our leading bar and asked for champagne," according to the City of Martinez website. Champagne was not available. "However, the bartender told him (the miner) that he had something much better than champagne and served a drink which the bartender said was a 'Martinez Special'. The miner liked the drink and ordered for the house. Over a period of years the name Martinez became martini."

    Types of Martini Olives

  4. No matter what type of olive you use, always use fresh ones. Old olives will ruin a martini.
    There are countless types of olives that can be added to a martini. In addition to the typical bar cocktail olive, gourmet olives stuffed with garlic, blue cheese, onion, anchovies or almonds may also be used to give a martini a more distinctive flavor.

    Misconceptions

  5. Recipes that call for cocktail onions instead of olives do not make a true martini; they make a Gibson. The olive garnish is what makes the martini cocktail. When other garnishes are used, it becomes an entirely different beverage.


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We think that the olive just might be the best part of a martini. Martini drinkers often claim that garnishing their drink with olives gives it an extra kick of flavor. Cocktail party-goers insist that all it takes is an olive garnish to turn gin and vermouth into a martini.

The Martini Olive Facts
Olives carry positive health benefits, but that's not the reason why it's a necessary ingredient in a great martini. Bar olives used in the drink are preserved in brine and their salty flavor alters the taste of the drink.

Martinis are typically garnished with three olives; any additional are served on the side and some folks do ask for additional cocktail olives. Many recipes for the classic cocktail recommend using gourmet olives to embellish the drink.

Those additional olives on the side of your drink allow you to enjoy them immediately with your drink while you let the martini soaking olives marinate so that you can savor them at the end of the drink. Olives soak up some of the gin and vermouth, giving them a unique flavor.

Regardless of the type of olive you use, you must always use fresh ones. Old olives will ruin a martini.
There are countless types of olives that can be added to a martini. In addition to the typical cocktail olive, gourmet olives stuffed with garlic, blue cheese, onion, anchovies or almonds may also be used to give a martini a more distinctive flavor.

Recipes that call for cocktail onions instead of olives do not make a true martini; instead it is called a Gibson. The olive garnish is what makes the martini cocktail. When other garnishes are used, it becomes an entirely different beverage.

 

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