Black Olive ColaBy admin Posted in: Drinks most popular Recipes on December 21st, 2011
Makes 6 sodas
- 1/2 quart pure brown cane sugar
- 1 star anise
- 1 orange peel
- 1 quart (3 12-ounce jars, drained) pitted black olives, such as kalamata, puréed
- 6 black olives, such as kalamata, for garnish
- 6 peels from an orange for garnish
- Sparkling water
In small pot over medium high heat, bring 1/4 quart of water to a light boil. Add cane sugar and stir to dissolve, about 2 minutes. Add star anise, orange peel, and kalamata purée, simmering for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and using a chinois, strain into a bowl to cool.
Distribute cooled syrup evenly in 6, 12-ounce glasses filled with ice. Top with sparkling water, and garnish each with a skewered kalamata olive and an orange peel.
Note: If you don’t have a chinois, you also can use a fine-meshed colander.
Created by Mixologist Ryan Goodspeed