Sunday, November 30, 2014

Boozy Olives for #SundaySupper


This week's #SundaySupper event is a DIYers dream. 'Gifts from the Kitchen' is the theme for the event, so we're sharing recipes for homemade holiday presents. I've made and think these would make great gifts, too: Salted Caramel Sauce, Gin-Drizzled Gravlax, Cranberry-Clementine Infused Gin, Stone Fruit Jams, and Quick Pickled Asparagus.

But today, I'm sharing a recipe for Boozy Olives; I had intended to make Homemade Cocktail Onions, too, but life has been more chaotic than usual and I am still between two kitchens. I'll post the cocktail onion recipe later.

For the olives, go for a variety of colors. I used the green Castelvetrano, purple Alfonso, and black Niçoise. Be forewarned, this recipe takes 2 weeks to age; so, make them now to have them ready in time for the holidays. Cheers!


Ingredients fills 5 jam jars

  • 4 C olives
  • 1 1/2 C gin (I prefer Hendricks)
  • 1/4 C dry vermouth
  • 2" piece of Buddha's Hand Citron (click to read about Buddha's Hand), thinly sliced
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 t mixed peppercorns

Procedure
Combine all ingredients plus 1 C water in a large mixing bowl. Make sure the olives are completely submerged. Let stand for at least 2 hours. Divide into smaller jars. Pour the liquid over the olives. Cap the jars. Wait 2 weeks and enjoy.


Here's what the rest of the crew made...I have so many things on my to-make list now! Totally inspired.

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20 comments:

  1. I making this just as a gift to myself (and maybe some other folks too). I can already taste a martini made with these olives. Oh yes!

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    1. I know, right?!? It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

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  2. Oh this would be a perfect gift for some Martnini lovers I know :)

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  3. I couldn't get here fast enough to check these out. I am a traditional martini gal. No fruits or fluff, just a straight up dry martini on the rocks with an olive or two. I have to make these olives for sure, great recipe!!

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    1. Yep. I'm a plain jane martini gal myself.

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  4. I love all things olives! It is like the trifecta of goodness. I can't wait to try this out. Yum!

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    1. I like that "the trifecta of goodness."

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  5. Oh, my gosh, I need to make a batch for my dad ASAP! What a terrific hostess gift, too.

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  6. Your gift would definitely put friends and family in good spirits, Camilla! Tee hee =) Seriously, delicious looking and sounding!

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  7. OMG! These are drool worthy! Booze olives- these will be on my holiday table this year!

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  8. I have a friend who would eat all five jars! maybe even in one night....

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  9. Booze and olives - my two favorite things!!

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  10. Ooh boy, I;d better start this now!

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  11. I'd love to try these with sharp cheese!

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  12. I would never thought to mix olives and alcohol. What a fun treat!

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  13. So, if I ate the entire jar in one sitting, would I be intoxicated? It's a fair question, because I think that's what would happen if I were gifted a jar of these beautiful olives. What a terrific unique idea, I love it!

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