ELDERFLOWER CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
1 bottle Rose Champagne, very cold- The Spicy Olive recommends J Rose availabe at our wine shop!
Angostura bitters (you will need a few dashes per drink)
4 teaspoons of Elderflower White Balsamic
Fresh berries for garnish, optional
Start off by adding a teaspoon to your glass , add a dash of Angostura bitters and fill the glass with champagne. Garnish with fresh berries and enjoy.
The Spicy Olive has held classes on making Shrubs in past years. This year because of COVID, I thought a new shrub recipe online might inspire some of you to try it! The shrub concentrate can stay in your refrigerator for up to 2 months. It makes a very light and refreshing drink, very low in calories and sugar. If you want an adult beverage, add your favorite, rum, vodka or white wine!
Experiment with different balsamic vinegars and fruit and herb combinations!
2 cups of Peach White Balsamic
1 cup of fresh strawberries roughly chopped- smashed
Ingredients when serving:
1 cup of fresh strawberries sliced
1 lemon thinly sliced
Fresh mint leaves
8 cups of chilled sparkling water or seltzer water
In a 1 liter mason jar or container add the strawberries, pour Peach White Balsamic and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to four hours. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the flavor of the infused fruit will be. Strain, keep in a tightly sealed container and refrigerated up to two months.
To serve, add 1-2 tablespoons of shrub for every 8oz of chilled sparkling water or seltzer water. Add fresh fruit, lemon and mint. Serve chilled over ice.
Melanie shared The Spicy Olive’s recipe for delicious and refreshing summer drinks on The Living Dayton Show. Any of our white balsamic vinegars can be used in cocktails. Melanie made a Skinny Pina Colada using our Golden Pineapple white balsamic vinegars with Coconut flavored sparkling water, all the taste of a Pina Colada minus the the cream, sugar or calories. She also demoed a Sicilian Lemon Sipper using our Sicilian Lemon balsamic, sparkling water and a slice of lemon for garnish. Other options for Summer Sippers include the Spicy Olive’s Key Lime, Cara Cara Orange Vanilla, Grapefruit, Cascadian Raspberry or Cranberry Pear balsamic vinegars. Another great idea to try is adding our Honey Ginger white balsamic vinegar to a Moscow Mule! There are endless options for delicious, low calorie, low sugar summer drinks at The Spicy Olive. If you want to make the drink an adult version, simply add vodka or rum.
A chocolate lover’s favorite cocktail! A great drink for holidays, especially Valentine’s Day!
Olive leaf teas have been enjoyed and used to boost health in the Mediterranean region for centuries. Olive leaves have the same anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties that olive oils contain. Stone and Grove Teas from Australia create these lovely tea blends. They pick the tea leaves and roll and dry them within an hour or 2 from picking, ensuring that the healthy phenols in the leaf are preserved for your tea.
The Spicy Olive carries several tea blends:
100% Olive Leaf Tea- This tea is delicious and contains the highest level of anti oxidants.
Olive Leaf Tea and Sencha Green Tea Blend
Women’s Health Blend- contains olive leaf, rose hips and nettle to aid in urinary tract health and other women’s health issues
Energy Blend- this blend is the only tea blend that contains some caffeine. Contains Yerba Matte
Immunity Blend-this blend contains olive leaf, echinacea, lemon peel, and other herbs to encourage your immune system.
Detox Blend- this blend has olive leaf and other natural herbs to aid in the health of your liver and kidneys
These teas are great for these cold winter days, but are also delicious iced.
The teas come in canisters that contain 16 tea bags for $11.00
The olive oils at The Spicy Olive are full of healthy biophenols that aid your health in a myriad of ways! One of those biophenols is oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is a potent anti inflammatory agent! Two tablespoons of our wonderful healthy olive oil is so good for you and here is a great recipe to make it tasty and easy!
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