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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.

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)

$33.95

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]

Castelvetrano Whole Green Olives
 

Castelvetrano Whole Green Olives

$8.50

Castelvetrano Whole Green Olives by Mezzetta are grown in Castelvetrano, Sicily, in the provence of Trapani. They are harvested young and immediately preserved in salt-water brine, hence the vivid green color. They are of the varietal nocellara de... [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)

$65.95

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)

$65.95

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]

Two Bottle Organic Spanish Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar Gift Basket
 

Two Bottle Organic Spanish Olive Oil And Balsamic Vinegar Gift Basket

$32.40

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]

Bella di Cerignola Olives by DeCarlo
 

Bella di Cerignola Olives by DeCarlo

$18.95

These bright green giant olives come from the Adriatic coast of Southern Italy. They are mild and sweet with a very dense "meaty" flesh. They are preserved in brine made of water, salt, acidifier and Citric acids. The Cerignola olives ar... [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]

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]

Roman Holiday Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Basket
 

Roman Holiday Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Basket

$80.95

The Il Molino farm, which has belonged to the Sciuga family for generations, is built around the 18th century farmhouse that represents the heart of the property. Located on the hills of the charming upper Lazio region, between Montefiascone and t... [Read more]

International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry
 

International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry

$58.49

Our International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry includes four bottles of oils from the regions of Italy, France, Chile and Spain. This pantry has a wonderful selection of oils to satisfy all forms of cooking and taste. A great gift. Our Internatio... [Read more]

Italian Lake Country Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Basket
 

Italian Lake Country Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Basket

$52.95

The Montecroce Old Mill was built 50 years ago in the middle of the green hills south of Lake Garda just outside the town of Desenzano. There the Ramanzini family process the olives from their own land as well as a careful selection of olives from... [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]

Spanish Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Basket
 

Spanish Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil Gift Basket

$28.95

The Pons family have been growing and harvesting Spanish olive trees since 1945, following a tradition that, more than half a century later, allows us to enjoy a magnificent olive oil referred to as? green gold? Among the outstanding characteristi... [Read more]

Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry II
 

Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry II

$108.36

Our Regional Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pantry II includes extra virgin olive oils from three different regions of Italy: Lake Garda (Northern), Lazio (Central), and Sicily (Southern). This pantry has a wonderful selection of oils to satisfy a... [Read more]

Pitted Provencal Olive Mix by Life in Provence
 

Pitted Provencal Olive Mix by Life in Provence

$4.50

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]

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]

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]

Assorted Spanish Olive Mix (Food Service Size)
 

Assorted Spanish Olive Mix (Food Service Size)

$39.50

Perfect for tapas and appetizer plates, these assorted Spanish olives are great for parties, catered events, and food service. Manzanilla, Cracked Caspe-Moron, Black Empletre, and Arbequina olives make up this mix jarred in brine. Manzanilla olive... [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)

$118.72

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 (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]

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]

Fratepietro Green Bella di Cerignola Olives (Case of 12 - 20.7 Ounce Jars)
 

Fratepietro Green Bella di Cerignola Olives (Case of 12 - 20.7 Ounce Jars)

$193.92

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]

Arbequina Olives By Romanico (Case of 12 - 10.6 Ounce Jars)
 

Arbequina Olives By Romanico (Case of 12 - 10.6 Ounce Jars)

$73.44

Romanico Arbequina Olives are processed in the traditional manner. Water, salt and time are the only ingredients used in the preparation of these Arbequina olives. No preservatives are used. These olives are ideal for snacking, as a complement to ... [Read more]

Fratepietro Black Bella di Cerignola Olives (Case of 12 - 20.7 Ounce Jars)
 

Fratepietro Black Bella di Cerignola Olives (Case of 12 - 20.7 Ounce Jars)

$193.92

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]

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)

$118.72

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]

Bella di Cerignola Olives by DeCarlo (Case of 6 - 580 Gram Jars)
 

Bella di Cerignola Olives by DeCarlo (Case of 6 - 580 Gram Jars)

$91.56

These bright green giant olives come from the Adriatic coast of Southern Italy. They are mild and sweet with a very dense "meaty" flesh. They are preserved in brine made of water, salt, acidifier and Citric acids. The Cerignola olives ar... [Read more]

Organic Green Arbequina Olive Spread (Case of 12 - 5 Ounce Jars)
 

Organic Green Arbequina Olive Spread (Case of 12 - 5 Ounce Jars)

$96.72

Olive spread is one of our favorite snacks. Romanico has produced an organic green olive spread, made with Arbequina olives from Spain that has completely captured our taste buds. Its ingredient list is as basic as it gets: 96% olives, 3% olive oi... [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

$9.50

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 By Mas Portell
 

Olive Cocktail Mix By Mas Portell

$6.40

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]

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.


Read more: Why Do We Put Olives in Martinis? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5202228_do-put-olives-martinis_.html#ixzz0tinbtwxb
 

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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