Despite the cold lingering in the air in the early mornings, the soft whisperings of summer are becoming more a part of every day, with the sweet promise of the warm season. As the sun starts setting later, what can be more enjoyable than cocktails with friends to celebrate summer’s return? Whether you are looking to release your inner James Bond with the ultimate martini or show off your creativity and inner mixologist skills, Mediterranean Delicacies has four delightful cocktails for you to share, complete with the incomparable finish of the delectable olive.

The Classic Martini

The Ingredients:

  • Gin (50ml)
  • Vermouth (10ml)
  • Ice
  • Mediterranean Delicacies Green Olives

 

The Mix:

  • Mix Gin, Vermouth and ice into a metal cocktail shaker
  • Either shake or stir until cold
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Serve straight up and garnish with 3 olives

 

The Black Devil 

The Ingredients

  • Dry Vermouth (15ml)
  • Rum (60ml Dark Rum)
  • Mediterranean Delicacies Greek Style Olives

 

The Mix

  • Stir and strain Rum and Vermouth into chilled martini glass
  • Garnish with olive.

 

 

The Creole Scream  

The Ingredients

  • Rum (40ml white rum)
  • Dry Vermouth (20ml)
  • Grenadine Syrup (10ml)
  • Bitters (Few Drops)
  • Mediterranean Delicacies Spanish Style Olives
  • Ice

 

The Mix

  • Mix Rum, Grenadine, Vermouth and Bitters
  • Shake with ice
  • Add Olive

The Purple Martini

The Ingredients

  • Vodka (2 tots)
  • Cranberry juice (1 tot)
  • Curacao Liqueur (1/3 tot)
  • Sweet & Sour mix (1/3 tot)
  • Lemonade (1/3 tot)
  • Mediterranean Delicacies Italian Style Olives
  • Ice

 

 

 

 

The Mix

  • Fill a mixing glass with ice
  • Add Vodka, Cranberry juice, Curacao Liqueur
  • Mix together and add the Sweet & Sour Mix and then the Lemonade
  • Stir and pour into chilled cocktail glass
  • Add olives – either on a skewer and insert into the liquid or as a decorative finish

Now you’re ready for spring! Here’s to enjoying refreshing cocktails in the company of good friends.