Fabulous Jeff’s Naturals Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy for the Holidays!
The holidays are a time for festivity, fun, and yes, libations! We’re not saying everyone should consume adult beverages this holiday season, but if you do, drink responsibly and use only the best olives and garnishes. These simple cocktail recipes and tips will go a long way to make your spirits bright. Playing bartender has never been easier!
Tips for Tasty Cocktails-
- Always save your olive juice to “dirty” your Bloody Mary or cocktail.
- Thread Jeff’s Naturals Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives onto fresh rosemary for your cocktail. You’ll get a sensory overload with the fresh smell and bright flavor!
- Pit Jeff’s Naturals Castelvetrano Olives and add to a martini. Never ruin expensive gin with inferior olives.
- Use Jeff’s Naturals Garlic Stuffed Olives, along with our Pepperoncini to garnish a bountiful Bloody Mary.
- Replace your usual green olive for a Jeff’s Naturals Blue Cheese Stuffed Olive in a martini.
Recipes for Tasty Holiday Cocktails-
1. Spice-it-up Jalapeño Martini
3 oz. vodka
2 oz. Juice from jar of Jeff’s Naturals Sliced Tamed Jalapeños
Splash of dry vermouth
2-3 Jalapeño Stuffed Olives for garnish
Pour liquor and jalapeño juice into a martini shaker with ice. Shake at least 30 seconds and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with Jalapeño Stuffed Olives and enjoy!
2. All Natural Castelvetrano ‘tini
2 oz. dry gin or vodka
1 oz. dry vermouth
Jeff’s Naturals Castelvetrano Olives
Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill. Combine the gin or vodka and vermouth in a shaker, fill halfway with ice, and stir or shake vigorously until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass and garnish with castelvetrano olives
3. Jeff’s Savory Martini
3 sprigs rosemary (one inch in length)
3 Tbl. vermouth (or use juice of any Jeff’s Naturals Castelvetrano or Garlic Stuffed Olives)
5 oz. vodka or gin
Jeff’s Naturals Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives (for garnish)
Chill martini glasses in freezer for 15 minutes. Add one rosemary sprig to cocktail shaker and muddle to release oils. Add ice to shaker. Pour in vermouth and vodka or gin. Shake vigorously. Remove reserved rosemary leaves from the base of each sprig and thread with an olive or two. Remove glasses from freezer. Pour martini into glasses through a fine strainer, (this will insure no rosemary bits end up in the cocktail). Garnish with rosemary sprig and olives.
4. The Greek Peperontini
3 oz. gin (or vodka)
2 oz. Jeff’s Naturals Golden Greek Peperoncini brine
Splash of dry vermouth
Whole Golden Greek Peperoncini for garnish
Pour liquor and peperoncini brine into a martini shaker with ice. Shake at least 30 seconds and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a peperoncini or two and enjoy!
5.Jeff’s Naturals Bloody Mary
4 oz. Bloody Mary mix
1-½ oz. Vodka
Splash of your favorite hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Splash of brine from Jeff’s Naturals Olives or Peppers
Ice for serving
Assorted Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives for garnish
1 celery stalk
Stir Bloody Mary mix and Vodka together. Add a dash of hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and a splash of Jeff’s Naturals Olive or Pepper brine. Pour over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with your favorite Jeff’s Naturals Peppers and Olives. Finish with a stalk of celery.