Three Olives Lemon Lime Cocktails – Thanks Nick Dellavella

The other weekend I went to Philadelphia to get away from DC for a while.  Not to mention to have a few pretzels and hit one of my favorite showtunes nights in the country.  During my trip I ended up meeting someone named Nick Dellavella who is a Rep. for Three Olives Vodka.  Now if you know me you know that I never stray from my Absolute Raspberry and soda water, but with enough pressure, Nick convinced me to try the brand new Three Olives Lemon Lime “The Dewd” Vodka.  Surprisingly enough, I ended up loving it.  Not only can you make a ton of Three Olives Cocktail Recipes out of The Dewd Vodka, but just like with Absolute, I woke up without a hangover.  Not only did I feel great in the morning, but the vodka goes down very smooth, especially the flavored.

The nice thing about the flavored Three Olives Vodkas is that the flavors are so strong that they are almost like a cordial instead of a liquor.  You could actually put them on the rocks and they become a mixed drink on their own.  Unfortunately for them, and Nick Dellavella, the Foodie in me has to take over and create my own drinks out of the Three Olives Vodka flavors.  So here are a few fun cocktail recipes for the Three Olives “The Dewd” Lemon Lime Vodka.

Lemon, Lime and Lychee Martini. 

The Triple L isn’t only fun to say, but it is absolutely delicious.  Take a few ounces of Three Olives Lemon Lime Dude Vodka and shake it over ice.  Now pour it in a chilled martini glass and place a little bit of cane sugar in the bottom…if you want it sweeter.  Now, take some lychee nectar or juice your own lychees and squirt about one or two tablespoons worth into the martini.  (You can also put the lychee juice or nectar in the shaker if you don’t want a leveled drink).  And now top it with a lime twist and you have a fun and leechy, lemon and lime martini.

Cherry Lime Bombs. 

This one is fun for parties.  What you do is soak cherries, without the pits so no one chips a tooth, in the raspberry vodka of your choice in a cup or a bowl.  Then take lime wedges and put them in a glass or bowl and soak them in the Three Olives Lemon Lime Vodka.  Let the cherries and limes soak in the vodka for about 24 hours in the refrigerator and then about 20 minutes before your party get ready to lay them out and prep them.

Set the lime wedge facing up and take a little plastic sword, wooden cocktail umbrella or something else fun and pierce the cherry through the middle and make it so that it sits on top of the lime.  You may want to put a warning sign above the fruit that says toxic, but these little sweet and sour treats are sure to kick in to even the most seasoned drinker.  You can also use them for Margaritas and Mojitos as alcoholic garnishes.

The Three Olives Lemon Lime Mojito.

This is actually very simple.  Take your standard Mojito recipe with mint leaves, lime juice, etc… except instead of rum you can use the Three Olives Lemon Lime The Dewd Vodka.  If you need it a little more sour, squeeze an extra fresh lime into the drink.  It tastes fabulous and depending on the rum that you had used, it may be lower in calories.  This is one of my new favorite Three Olives The Dewd Vodka recipes.

Thank you again to Nick Dellavella for introducing me to this new Vodka brand that I probably never would have tried before.  Three Olives is very lucky to have him on their team and I am happy to have a new vodka to turn to if the bar doesn’t have Absolute.  Thank you again for reading.

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