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Olive oil makes everything better, including your cocktails.  At the opening reception for the NAOOA's 4th Annual Olive Oil Conference, the association's executive director, Joseph R. Profaci, introduced a cocktail he created just for the event.  Impress your friends with this super-unique olive oil cocktail.


  • 3 oz orange flavored vodka 
  • 0.5 oz Montenegro brand amaro
  • Splash orange bitters
  • Extra virgin olive oil (preferably robust)
  • Rosemary salt (optional)


  • Combine the first three ingredients and shake with ice.
  • Salt-rim a martini glass with rosemary salt
  • Pour drink into glass, served "up," with a pitted Kalamata olive (in brine), and finish with a drizzle of EVOO. Use enough oil to cover most of the top with droplets.


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