SIPS

People do not live by food alone… we all need tasty beverages to wash it down too. Well, actually, we just need great things to drink, period. Whether it’s a cold cocktail (or mocktail) at the end of a hot day, something warm on a cold day or simply something to whet your whistle, a great beverage is worth its weight in gold. This is maybe the most overlooked food category for some of our products, but also possibly the one with with the most potential for creativity accompanying seriously satisfied taste buds. The corner lemonade stand may never be the same.

Lauren’s Coconut Mojito

Recipes, Sips
When you run out of light rum and sub coconut rum, magical things can happen. Thanks to Lauren for sharing her Mojito recipe— with a twist! And for letting us taste-test too… 2 oz Coconut Rum 1 oz Olive Us Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 4-6 oz club soda or sparkling…
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Orange and Cherry Soda

This refreshing summer drink can be made with or without alcohol and is perfect with our ripe Okanagan cherries. Rainier cherries are ideal for this drink if you’d like to keep a light colour, but any cherries with work! 1.5 oz Olive Us Cara Cara Orange Vanilla White Balsamic 4-6 oz Club Soda or sparkling…
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Blackberry Mule

An absolute favorite, we can drink this cocktail all summer long! It can be made with a variety of berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or elderberries, but blackberry is a real knock-out. 1 1/2 oz Vodka 1/2 oz Olive Us Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blackberries…
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Roxanne’s Blackberry Martini

Thanks to Roxanne, our very own mixologist, for contributing this recipe and inspiring us to make even more creative cocktails! If only she’d bring us samples… 2 oz Gin 2 bar-spoons of Olive Us Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic 1/2 lime, juiced 4-6 fresh or frozen blackberries 3 coin size slices of ginger In a large…
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Olive Us Berry Key Lime Fizz

This refreshing adult version of limeade is a hit in the summer heat and the muddled berries add a sweet note to this easy drink! 2 oz Vodka 1 oz Olive Us Key Lime White Balsamic 4-6 oz Club Soda or sparkling water Squeeze of fresh lime juice 3-4 strawberries or raspberries, muddled Lime Rimmer…
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Blackberry Ginger Gin Fizz

This cocktail can be made with a variety of fruits and dark balsamics. Fresh blueberries and Olive Us Blueberry Dark Balsamic would be another great combo! …Or Raspberry, or Elderberry… the possibilities are endless! 4 oz Gin 2 oz Olive Us Blackberry Ginger Dark Balsamic 1/2 lime, quartered 1/2 cup fresh blackberries Club Soda (or…
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The Olive Us Okanagan Riser

We initially created this refreshingly delicious cocktail for a golf tournament at The Rise in Vernon… hence the name “Olive Us Okanagan Riser” Over the years, it’s become one of the fave sippers for customers, friends and Olive Us too!  The ingredients can easily be adjusted to suite your own taste. Add some awesome visual…
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Lemongrass-Mint Mojito

Our Lemongrass Mint Mojito is as refreshing as it is appealing! Ingredients: 6 fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish 1 – 3 teaspoons simple syrup (Optional: see below) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice – save half the lime cut into wedges and garnish drink 1 tablespoon Olive Us Lemongrass-Mint White Balsamic Vinegar (or…
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Olive Us Vodka Grapefruit Splash

Ingredients: 2 oz Vodka (or Grapefruit Vodka) 1 oz Olive Us Grapefruit White Balsamic* 4-6 oz Soda or sparkling water Squeeze of fresh red grapefruit or splash of grapefruit juice Garnish with slice/wedge of red grapefruit and/or sprig of basil Rimmer (optional):  Olive Us Grapefruit White Balsamic and Olive Us Lemon Twist Sea Salt (or…
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LeMon-Day Caesar

Recipes, Sips
‘One great taste deserves another’, we’d say!!  At Olive Us Oil & Vinegar Tasting Room, we love our creative collaboration time with the fun-loving folks at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery in Vernon!!  Their spirits are truly amazing!! Ingredients: 2 oz Okanagan Spirits Vodka .5 oz Olive Us Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic 6 oz Caesar Mix…
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