Recipes From December 2015 Newsletter

The Spicy Olive’s Appletini 

1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 oz The Spicy Olive’s Gravenstein Apple balsamic vinegar
Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Put vodka and balsamic vinegar over ice and put lid on shaker and shake. Strain cocktail into martini glass and enjoy!
You could make this cocktail with many of our white balsamic vinegars: Cranberry Pear, Cara Cara Orange Vanilla, Sicilian Lemon  or Ripe Peach. The balsamic vinegars contain much less sugar than flavored syrups and are low calorie as well! (3 grams of sugar and 10 calories per Tablespoon) A great way to enjoy a cocktail without the guilt!

The Spicy Olive Holiday Ham 

1/3 cup The Spicy Olive’s Butter olive oil
1/3 cup The Spicy Olive’s Vermont Maple balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Steinke’s local honey


Place pineapple, cherries and cloves on ham. Mix olive oil, honey and maple balsamic together in a bowl. Use mixture to baste ham. Bake ham at 350 degree oven , basting frequently, about 50-60 minutes until heated through. Enjoy!

Two Great Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining:

The Spicy Olive’s Baked Brie with Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar
Bake brie until warm and softened in a baking dish. Meanwhile reduce Vermont Maple Balsamic vinegar (1/2 cup) in a sauce pan until thickened, simmer 10-15 minutes. Drizzle Maple Balsamic over warm brie and serve with crackers.

The Spicy Olive’s Marinated Mushrooms or Mozzarella Cheese Balls
1/2 cup Tuscan Herb olive oil
1/2 cup Neapolitan Herb or Traditional Balsamic
1-2 cups fresh mushrooms
1-2 cups fresh mozzarella cheese balls
Place olive oil and vinegar in a bowl and place mushrooms or cheese balls into the bowl to marinate. Marinate for 24 hours and serve with toothpicks.